spit up

spit up
verb
1. give reluctantly
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He coughed up some money for his children's tuition

Syn: ↑cough up, ↑pony up
Hypernyms: ↑give
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

2. discharge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth
Syn: ↑expectorate, ↑cough up, ↑cough out, ↑spit out
Derivationally related forms: ↑expectoration (for: ↑expectorate), ↑expectorator (for: ↑expectorate)
Hypernyms: ↑exhaust, ↑discharge, ↑expel, ↑eject, ↑release
Hyponyms:
cough, ↑spit, ↑ptyalize, ↑ptyalise, ↑spew, ↑spue, ↑splutter, ↑sputter, ↑spit out
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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verb

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spit up
To regurgitate
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Main Entry:spit

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ˌspit ˈup [intransitive/transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they spit up he/she/it spits up present participle spitting up past tense spat up past participle spat up] american informal phrasal verb
if a baby or animal spits up, or if it spits something up, it brings a small amount of food back up from its stomach and out of its mouth
Thesaurus: feeling sick and vomitinghyponym general words for illnesses, diseases and medical conditionssynonym
Main entry: spit

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spit up [phrasal verb]
spit up or spit (something) up or spit up (something) US, informal, of babies : to vomit or throw up a usually small amount of food or liquid

The baby spit up all over my blouse.

The baby spat up his breakfast.

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Main Entry:spit

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ˌspit ˈup derived
(NAmE, informal) (especially of a baby) to ↑vomit (= bring food from the stomach back out through the mouth)
Main entry:spitderived

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