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Definition of "spew" [spew]

  • To send or force out in or as if in a stream; eject forcefully or in large amounts: a volcano that spewed molten lava; spewed invective at his opponent. (verb-transitive)
  • To vomit or otherwise cast out through the mouth. (verb-transitive)
  • To flow or gush forth: Water was spewing from the hydrant. (verb-intransitive)
  • To vomit. (verb-intransitive)
  • Something spewed. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "spew" in a sentence
  • "Although by itself the term leaves a lingering impression, when the word "spew" is added to the sentence, it paints vivid mental images."
  • "Nearly all of the lyrics that spew from the mouths of South African rave-rap surrealists Die Antwoord aren't printable on the website of a family newspaper, making the trio's Wednesday night performance at the 9: 30 Club difficult to recap."
  • "Citing interviews with government officials, the report reveals that in late April or early May, the White House budget office denied a request from NOAA to make public its worst-case estimate of how much oil could spew from the blown-out well."