Crossword clues for spew
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Spew \Spew\, v. i.
To eject seed, as wet land swollen with frost.
Spew \Spew\, n. That which is vomited; vomit.
Spew \Spew\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spewed; p. pr. & vb. n. Spewing.] [OE. spewen, speowen, AS. sp[=i]wan;n to D. spuwen to spit. OS & OHG. sp[=i]wan, G. speien, Icel. sp?ja to spew, Sw. spy, Dan. spye, Goth. spiewan, th. spjauti, L. spuere to split, Gr. ???, Skr. shtiv, shth[=i]v. Cf. Pyke, Spit.] [Written also spue.]
To eject from the stomach; to vomit.
To cast forth with abhorrence or disgust; to eject.
Because thou art lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spew thee out of my mouth.
--Rev. ii. 16.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English spiwan "spew, spit," from Proto-Germanic *spiew- (cognates: Old Saxon spiwan, Old Norse spyja, Old Frisian spiwa, Middle Dutch spijen, Dutch spuwen, Old High German spiwan, German speien, Gothic spiewan "to spit"), from PIE *sp(y)eu- "to spew, spit," probably ultimately of imitative origin (cognates: Latin spuere; Greek ptuein, Doric psyttein; Old Church Slavonic pljuja, Russian plevati; Lithuanian spiauti). Also in Old English as a weak verb, speowan. Related: Spewed; spewing.
"vomited matter," c.1600, from spew (v.).
n. 1 (context slang English) vomit or sick 2 (context slang English) ejaculate vb. 1 to eject forcibly and in a stream 2 (context slang English) to vomit 3 (context slang English) to ejaculate 4 (context slang English) to laugh unexpectedly while drinking, causing drink to exit the nose 5 To eject seed, as wet land swollen with frost.
eject or send out in large quantities, also metaphorical; "the volcano spews out molten rocks every day"; "The editors of the paper spew out hostile articles about the Presidential candidate" [syn: spew out, eruct]
eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; "After drinking too much, the students vomited"; "He purged continuously"; "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, spue, chuck, upchuck, honk, regurgitate, throw up] [ant: keep down]
SPEW may refer to:
- Society for Promoting the Employment of Women, a British organisation founded in the 19th century
- Spam Prevention Early Warning System, an anonymous service
- " Spew", a short story by Neal Stephenson published in the anthology Hackers
- "Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare", an organization founded by Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series of novels
- " Socialist Party of England and Wales" a Trotskyist political party in The United Kingdom
- A slang term for vomiting
Usage examples of "spew".
It also prefers the savor of those who have allowed their receptor planes to tarnish with succulent trace elements, spewed up by the hot accretion disk below.
A spew of fire-red brilliance came suddenly from the very center of it, where lurked the accretion disk.
One burst open, spewing cosmetics, shoes, clothes and assorted unmentionables across the floor.
So far, no discrepancies had appeared in the two sets of calculations, but knowing Jennifer Red Cloud and her conspiratorial little mind, he was sure that one of these days, when least expected, the BAM-IX would start spewing out instructions that, if followed, would probably ground the Alamo in Minot, North Dakota.
No, thought January, looking back at the tall black masts of the steamboats, spewing slow rivers of smoke into the nigrous sky.
The energy of the forge was what he would have called honest chaos, without the reddish overshades of the chaos-fire spewed forth by the white wizards.
His mind churned through the pros and cons, but no conclusions spewed forward.
I work down there, fume sewers, evaporators, recyclers, backup spewing filters.
It spewed in a white-hot torrent over the lip of the waiting container and spattered the crew like a siege engine.
There was a second when Isaac thought that it might be a nightmare, one of the sick dreams that afflicted the city, spewing out of his unconscious on a slick of slake-moth dung and spattering into the aether.
Isaac thought that it might be a nightmare, one of the sick dreams that afflicted the city, spewing out of his unconscious on a slick of slake-moth dung and spattering into the aether.
Randi thought, grabbing his spewing prick and gobbling it again, sucking down the last few drops of his cum.
He grunted and fucked his cock into her roughly, and Randi could feel it spewing gobs of warm cum into her cunt.
I hate sea voyages and spewing my guts over the rail for days, into storms that hurl it all right back over me.
Tshamarra sent lightning down its revealed throat, and the head convulsed and shrank back, shuddering and spewing smoke.