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English verb: regurgitate

1. regurgitate (motion) pour or rush back

SamplesThe blood regurgitates into the heart ventricle.

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)pour

2. regurgitate (consumption) feed through the beak by regurgitating previously swallowed food

SamplesMany birds feed their young by regurgitating what they have swallowed and carried to the nest.

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)feed, give

3. regurgitate (communication) repeat after memorization

SamplesFor the exam, you must be able to regurgitate the information.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)echo, repeat

4. regurgitate (body) eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth

SamplesAfter drinking too much, the students vomited.
He purged continuously.
The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night.

Synonymsbarf, be sick, cast, cat, chuck, disgorge, honk, puke, purge, regorge, retch, sick, spew, spue, throw up, upchuck, vomit, vomit up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)egest, eliminate, excrete, pass

Antonymskeep down

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