- 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[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. Word Origin Old English spīwan, spēowan, of Germanic origin; related to German speien.
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//