Definition of spew verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    spew

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//spjuː//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//spjuː//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they spew
    BrE BrE//spjuː//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//spjuː//
     
    he / she / it spews
    BrE BrE//spjuːz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//spjuːz//
     
    past simple spewed
    BrE BrE//spjuːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//spjuːd//
     
    past participle spewed
    BrE BrE//spjuːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//spjuːd//
     
    -ing form spewing
    BrE BrE//ˈspjuːɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈspjuːɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to flow out quickly, or to make something flow out quickly, in large amounts + adv./prep. Flames spewed from the aircraft's engine. spew something + adv./prep. Massive chimneys were spewing out smoke.
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] (British English, informal) to vomit (= bring food from the stomach back out through the mouth) spew (up) He spewed up on the pavement. He makes me want to spew. spew something (up) She spewed up the entire meal.
  3. Word Origin Old English spīwan, spēowan, of Germanic origin; related to German speien.
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