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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SPIT UP

On the 2d, his Fever was almost entirely gone, but he had still a Cough, and spit up a viscid Matter.

He coughed and coughed till his face became quite purple, and at last he sank into a chair and began to spit up blood.

The first day it was without spitting, but about the seventh or eighth day much viscid phlegm was spit up.

WORD ORIGIN

"expel saliva," Old English spittan (Anglian), spætan (West Saxon), from PIE *sp(y)eu-, of imitative origin (see spew). Not the usual Old English word for this; spætlan (see spittle) and spiwan (see spew) are more common. Meaning "to eject saliva (at someone or something) as a gesture of contempt" is in Old English.

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