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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SPEW

The other day when he came home, I could do nothing but spew and spew.

I've got him here, at my mercy: is it likely that I shouldn't be able to make him spew up his secret?

Fire will blacken the earth; flood will swallow and spew forth the soil.

If you strike me,” said he, “I will make you spew out your tongue.

She eats that she may spew up and she spews up that she may eat.

Then it would relax suddenly, and spew out the finger, and the quiet hospital air would be rent with shrieks of lost illusion.

You say they don't suck it in—well, then, they spew it out—it evaporates—and what is the worth of weeds?

Storm down and spew out lead on the bridges where the troops would be crossing!

After spending an hour in glancing over Sardini's works, I begged her to spew me her own.

He could feel the assuring Brownings in the wings, ready to spew a hail of lead at the enemy.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English spiwan "spew, spit," from Proto-Germanic *spiwanan (cf. Old Saxon spiwan, Old Norse spyja, Old Frisian spiwa, Middle Dutch spien, Dutch spuwen, Old High German spiwan, German speien, Gothic spiewan "to spit"), from PIE *sp(y)eu-, probably ultimately of imitative origin (cf. Latin spuere, Greek ptuein, Old Church Slavonic pljuja, Lithuanian spiauti). Also in Old English as a weak verb, speowan. Related: Spewed; spewing.

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