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belch up

To expel in an upward direction. You can't see far into the distance with all of the smoke being belched up from the factories along the river.
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belch something up

to cause the release of something that goes upward. The fire belched flames and smoke up. The volcano belched up clouds of poison gasses.
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One thinks of Hiorns's Vauxhall, 2003, recently installed outside Tate Britain, in which purgative flames belched up continuously from a grate; also of the burning of medieval churches, many of whose altarpieces were made from alabaster.
Some 55 million years ago, the planet belched up billions of tons of carbon-rich gas, sending an already warm climate into a feverish state.
The Earth's huge ocean, they think, belched up enough [CO.