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

 

vomit

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈvɒmɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɑːmɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they vomit
BrE BrE//ˈvɒmɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɑːmɪt//
 
he / she / it vomits
BrE BrE//ˈvɒmɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɑːmɪts//
 
past simple vomited
BrE BrE//ˈvɒmɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɑːmɪtɪd//
 
past participle vomited
BrE BrE//ˈvɒmɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɑːmɪtɪd//
 
-ing form vomiting
BrE BrE//ˈvɒmɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɑːmɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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(informal throw up) [intransitive, transitive] to bring food from the stomach back out through the mouth synonym be sick The smell made her want to vomit. vomit something up He had vomited up his supper. vomit something The injured man was vomiting blood. see also sick Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French vomite (noun) or Latin vomitus, from vomere ‘to vomit’.Extra examples Corbett leaned against the wall and promptly vomited. He vomited up all that he had eaten for lunch. The smell made me want to vomit. The symptoms include headaches, nausea and vomiting. They gave her salty water to make her vomit.
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