spew [ spju ] verb intransitive or transitive
to flow out or make something flow out with a lot of force:
cars spewing black exhaust fumes

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • spew — [spju:] v [: Old English; Origin: spiwan] 1.) [I always + adverb/ preposition,T] also spew out/forth to flow out of something quickly in large quantities, or to make something flow out in this way ▪ Factory chimneys spewed fumes out into the sky …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Spew — Spew, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spewed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spewing}.] [OE. spewen, speowen, AS. sp[=i]wan;n to D. spuwen to spit. OS & OHG. sp[=i]wan, G. speien, Icel. sp?ja to spew, Sw. spy, Dan. spye, Goth. spiewan, th. spjauti, L. spuere to split,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spew´er — spew «spyoo», verb, noun. –v.t., v.i. to throw out; cast forth; vomit: »A crater crust which may crack and spew fire any day... (Charlotte Brontë). The encampment began to spew out men (H. G. Wells). –n. something that is spewed; vomit. Also,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • spew|y — «SPYOO ee», adjective, spew|i|er, spew|i|est. exuding moisture; wet or moist: »spewy ground …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spew — Spew, v. i. 1. To vomit. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To eject seed, as wet land swollen with frost. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spew — Spew, n. That which is vomited; vomit. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • SPEW — may refer to:*Socialist Party (England and Wales) *Spam Prevention Early Warning System * Spew , a short story by Neal Stephenson published in the anthology Hackers * Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare , a fictional organization founded… …   Wikipedia

  • spew — (v.) O.E. spiwan spew, spit, from P.Gmc. *spiwanan (Cf. O.S. spiwan, O.N. spyja, O.Fris. spiwa, M.Du. spien, Du. spuwen, O.H.G. spiwan, Ger. speien, Goth. spiewan to spit ), from PIE *sp(y)eu , probably ultimately of imitative origin (C …   Etymology dictionary

  • spew — spew·er; spew; …   English syllables

  • spew — vb *belch, burp, vomit, disgorge, regurgitate, throw up …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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