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as a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his folly

Foolish people are apt to repeat their missteps. A: "I can't believe Sarah is going skiing again, after she broke her leg the last time." B: "Well, as a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his folly."
See also: dog, folly, fool, repeat, return

vomit something out

Fig. [for something] to spill forth a great deal of something. The volcano vomited the lava out for days. It vomited out hot lava for months.
See also: out, vomit

vomit something up

to bring up something from the stomach by vomiting. The dog vomited the chocolate cake up. Fido vomited up the rabbit.
See also: up, vomit

vomit forth

v.
1. To be discharged forcefully and abundantly; spew or gush: The dam burst, and the floodwaters vomited forth.
2. To eject or discharge something in a gush; spew something out: The volcano vomited forth lava and ash. The belly of the ship opened and vomited the cargo forth.
See also: forth, vomit

vomit up

v.
To eject some contents of the stomach through the mouth: I vomited up my dinner. The bird vomited the worm up for its young.
See also: up, vomit
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Akhtar was invited as the chief guest at a school function, where he started enquiring from the children whether they feel nauseating or vomit in school buses.
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Every single time my dog Reba rides in the car she vomits.
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Efficacy was evaluated by comparing the number of vomits and the severity of nausea.