throw up

throw up
verb
eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth (Freq. 1)
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After drinking too much, the students vomited

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He purged continuously

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The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night

Syn:
vomit, ↑vomit up, ↑purge, ↑cast, ↑sick, ↑cat, ↑be sick, ↑disgorge, ↑regorge, ↑retch, ↑puke, ↑barf, ↑spew, ↑spue, ↑chuck, ↑upchuck, ↑honk, ↑regurgitate
Ant: ↑keep down (for: ↑vomit)
Derivationally related forms:
regurgitation (for: ↑regurgitate), ↑spewer (for: ↑spew), ↑puke (for: ↑puke), ↑puking (for: ↑puke), ↑retch (for: ↑retch), ↑disgorgement (for: ↑disgorge), ↑sick (for: ↑sick), ↑vomit (for: ↑vomit), ↑vomiter (for: ↑vomit), ↑vomiting (for: ↑vomit)
Hypernyms: ↑excrete, ↑egest, ↑eliminate, ↑pass
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s something

(for: ↑regurgitate)
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Somebody ——s something

(for: ↑retch)
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Somebody ——s something

(for: ↑vomit up)

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vomit

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throw up [phrasal verb]
1 throw up or throw up (something) or throw (something) up informal : to have the food, liquid, etc., that is in your stomach come out through your mouth :vomit

She said she felt sick and then threw up.

The patient was throwing up blood.

2 throw up (something) or throw (something) up
2 a : to raise or lift (something) quickly or suddenly

He threw up the window and yelled down to her.

Her car's tires threw up dust as she sped away.

2 b : to build (something) quickly

The house was thrown up almost overnight.

2 c chiefly Brit : to leave (your job, home, etc.)

She threw up [=quit] her job to devote time to painting.

2 d Brit : to cause (something) to be known

A lot of information has been thrown up from the investigation.

The study has thrown up some surprising results.

3 throw up your hands or throw your hands up (in the air) : to stop an activity or effort and admit that you cannot do anything to make a situation better

He tried to convince her not to go, but in the end he had to throw up his hands in despair.

She threw her hands up in disgust.

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Main Entry:throw

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ˌthrow ˈup derived
to ↑vomit
Syn: sick

The smell made me want to throw up.

Main entry:throwderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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