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Noun, Verb (usu participle)


Verb spew has 3 senses


spewv. t. [OE. spewen, speowen, AS. spīwan;n to D. spuwen to spit. OS & OHG. spīwan, G. speien, Icel. spja to spew, Sw. spy, Dan. spye, Goth. spiewan, th. spjauti, L. spuere to split, Gr. , Skr. shtiv, shthīv. Cf. Pyke, Spit.].
  •  To eject from the stomach; to vomit.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To cast forth with abhorrence or disgust; to eject.  [1913 Webster]
    "Because thou art lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spew thee out of my mouth."  [1913 Webster]
spewv. i. 
  •  To vomit.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To eject seed, as wet land swollen with frost.  [1913 Webster]
     That which is vomited; vomit.  [1913 Webster]


spew, v. (also spue)
1 tr. & intr. vomit.
2 (often foll. by out) a tr. expel (contents) rapidly and forcibly. b intr. (of contents) be expelled in this way.

spewer n.
OE spiwan, speowan f. Gmc



barf, be seasick, be sick, belch, blow open, blow out, break out, bring up, burst, burst forth, burst out, cascade, cast forth, chuck up, debouch, debouchment, decant, discharge, disembogue, disgorge, disgorgement, dissiliency, drain, drain out, dribble, drivel, drool, egest, egesta, egestion, ejaculate, eject, emit, empty, eruct, eructation, erupt, eruption, exhaust, expectorate, expel, extravasate, feed the fish, find vent, flare-up, flood, flow, flow out, flush, font, fount, fountain, gag, gagging, geyser, gush, gush out, hawk, heave, heave the gorge, heaves, heaving, hurl forth, irrupt, jet, keck, nausea, outbreak, outburst, outflow, outpour, play, pour, pour forth, pour out, puke, rapids, regurgitate, regurgitation, reject, retch, run out, rush, salivate, send forth, send out, sick up, slabber, slaver, slobber, sluice out, spate, spew out, spit, spout, spout out, spouter, spray, spritz, spurt, spurtle, squirt, surge, throw out, throw up, torrent, upchuck, volcan, vomit, vomit forth, vomit out, vomiting, vomition, well, well out




VB give exit, give vent to, let out, give out, pour out, squeeze out, send out, dispatch, despatch, exhale, excern, excrete, embogue, secrete, secern, extravasate, shed, void, evacuation, emit, open the sluices, open the floodgates, turn on the tap, extrude, detrude, effuse, spend, expend, pour forth, squirt, spirt, spurt, spill, slop, perspire, breathe, blow, tap, draw off, bale out, lade out, let blood, broach, eject, reject, expel, discard, cut, send to coventry, boycott, chasser, banish, bounce, fire, fire out, throw, throw out, throw up, throw off, throw away, throw aside, push, throw out, throw off, throw away, throw aside, shovel out, shovel away, sweep out, sweep away, brush off, brush away, whisk off, whisk away, turn off, turn away, send off, send away, discharge, send adrift, turn adrift, cast adrift, turn out, bundle out, throw overboard, give the sack to, send packing, send about one's business, send to the right about, strike off the roll, turn out neck and heels, turn out head and shoulders, turn out neck and crop, pack off, send away with a flea in the ear, send to Jericho, bow out, show the door to, turn out of doors, turn out of house and home, evict, oust, unhouse, unkennel, dislodge, unpeople, dispeople, depopulate, relegate, deport, empty, drain to the dregs, sweep off, clear off, clear out, clear away, suck, draw off, clean out, make a clean sweep of, clear decks, purge, embowel, disbowel, disembowel, eviscerate, gut, unearth, root out, root up, averuncate, weed out, get out, eliminate, get rid of, do away with, shake off, exenterate, vomit, throw up, regurgitate, spew, puke, keck, retch, heave, upchuck, chuck up, barf, belch out, cast up, bring up, be sick, get sick, worship the porcelain god, disgorge, expectorate, clear the throat, hawk, spit, sputter, splutter, slobber, drivel, slaver, slabber, eructate, drool, unpack, unlade, unload, unship, offload, break bulk, dump, be let out, spew forth, erupt, ooze.

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