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spew out

1. To gush out suddenly and with great force or volume. Sewage started spewing out after we struck the pipe with our shovels. I turned around just as vomited spewed out of his mouth.
2. To cause something to gush or discharge out suddenly and with great force or volume. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "spew" and "out." The hose spewed out a vile green muck when I turned on the tap. I got so drunk that I ended up spewing my dinner out onto the bar.
3. To say something in a very aggressive, forceful, or vitriolic manner. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "spew" and "out." The group of protestors continued to spew obscenities out at us as we made our way to the car. By the end of the debate, my opponent was reduced to spewing out absurd, unprovable accusations.
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spew something out

to have something gush forth. The faucet spewed a little yellowish water out and stopped altogether. The faucet spewed out some yellowish water.
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Although the visible surface of such stars remains somewhat cool, the stars spew out streams of highly charged particles that heat their upper atmospheres to temperatures ranging from 100,000 kelvins to 2 million kelvins.
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The Juan de Fuca ridge has hydrothermal vents that spew out jets of mineral-laden, 350 [degrees] C water in a fairly continuous stream.
Yet Cann and Strens favor a second theory, which they say better explains how vents could spew out a megaplume and then return to normal.
In the United States, motor vehicles and fossil-fueled power plants and industrial furnaces spew out most of the nitrogen oxides.