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spew one's guts (out)

1. Sl. to empty one's stomach; to vomit. Fred is spewing his guts out because of that lousy fish you served. He's spewing his guts because he has the flu.
2. Sl. to tell everything that one knows; to confess everything. (Underworld.) Lefty was sitting there in the police station spewing his guts out about the bank job. If he really is spewing his guts, the mob will cancel his Christmas.
See also: gut, spew

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.
See also: out, spew

spew something up

to gush something upward. The geyser spewed hot water and steam up every hour on the hour. The fountain spewed up a thin stream of cool, clear water.
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spew up

1. To eject some contents of the stomach by vomiting: She spewed up the spoiled chicken. The sick child spewed his lunch up.
2. To vomit: I spewed up in the car after the turbulent plane ride.
See also: spew, up


in. to empty one’s stomach; to vomit. After dinner, I suddenly had the urge to spew.

spew one’s guts (out)

1. tv. to empty one’s stomach; to vomit. Fred is spewing his guts out because of that lousy fish you served.
2. tv. to tell everything that one knows; to confess everything. (Underworld.) Lefty was sitting there in the cop-shop spewing his guts out about the bank job.
See also: gut, out, spew

spew one’s guts

See also: gut, spew
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The charged particles that spewed into space missed Earth because of sunspot 486's off-center location.
Meanwhile, the state-run National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology said an estimated 70 million tons of volcanic materials, such as ash, were spewed from Shinmoe Peak on Wednesday and Thursday last week, nine times bigger in volume than the amount spewed in its 1959 eruption.
Although volcanic ash doesn't show up as well at that wavelength, he notes that he and his colleagues can still spot moderately dense ash plumes, such as those spewed from the Soufriere Hills volcano on Montserrat this summer.
To study this phenomenon, Jang and her colleagues conducted laboratory tests in which they spewed extremely small particles into Teflon-coated chambers, some with air volumes equivalent to that of a medium-size room.
The asteroid spewed millions of tons of dust into the sky, blotting out the sun for years and killing most marine invertebrates (animals without backbones), insects, and early reptiles.
Pinatubo's eruption in June 1991 killed at least 800 people and spewed ash that altered weather worldwide.
Indonesian authorities have raised the alert on one of Indonesia's most active volcanoes to the highest level after the mountain spewed ash and lava, prompting the evacuation of hundreds of local residents, the country's volcanology agency said Tuesday.
VOLCANIC DIMENSIONS Although the roughness of the glassy particles spewed out by volcanic activity doesn't keep the same fractal dimension across all scales, measuring that parameter of the ash bits nevertheless may help scientists analyze the pattern of a volcano's past eruptions.
2]), a gas spewed into the air by human burning of fossil fuels (like oil and coal) for energy.
Scientists aboard the Seattle-based NOAA research vessel McArthur, which arrived at the scene Saturday, have reported numerous megaplumes: gigantic bursts of hot, mineral-rich water that are spewed out near underwater volcanoes.
More than a dozen volcanic lahars have spewed from Mount Rainier in the past 6,000 years.
Only ash is spewed in an explosion while lava is released in an eruption.
When Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines erupted in 1991 -- after 600 year of dormancy -- it spewed millions of tons of hot ash into the atmosphere and over homes (above, right).
His data indicated that the metropolitan area's traffic spewed more than 25 tons of ammonia per day--about the same amount as area livestock did.
About 300 barrels of oil and 90,000 cubic meters of gas are being spewed out every day, the report said.