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spew (one's) guts (out)

1. slang To speak truthfully and share everything one knows about something, especially a sensitive issue or a wrong one has committed. OK, spew your guts—I want to hear whatever you kids are plotting back there. I'm sorry, I didn't mean to just spew my guts out like that. I just haven't had anyone to talk to about what happened.
2. slang To vomit violently and lengthily. I've been spewing my guts all morning, so, no, I don't think I'll be in to work today. My friends got me so drunk on my 21st birthday that I spent the whole next day spewing my guts out.
See also: gut, spew

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.
See also: out, spew

spew up

1. To cause something to gush or discharge upward suddenly and with great force or volume. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "spew" and "up." The volcano has been spewing up plumes of ash and toxic gas for days now. The broken water main spewed water up ten feet into the air.
2. slang To vomit (something), especially at great length, with great force, or in great volume. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "spew" and "up." I thought he was going to spew up, so I pulled the car over and let him out onto the curb. I got so drunk that I ended up spewing my dinner up onto the bar.
See also: spew, up

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

v.
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

spew

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

verb
See also: gut, spew
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Kuniaki Ito, 63, was confirmed dead after his body was discovered from under layers of sand and dirt that gushed out as the underground hot water spewed at the Onikobe power plant in Osaki, Miyagi Prefecture, on Sunday.
SENDAI - Rescuers found Monday the body of a man who went missing after hot water spewed from underground through a hole at a geothermal power plant in northeastern Japan the previous day.
However, large or sharp prey remains may be spewed (regurgitated) biasing prey composition and size estimations in diet studies based on scats.
Indonesia's Mount Merapi has spewed more gas and clouds of hot ash down its slopes, prompting 15,000 villagers to run for their lives, some jumping into rivers to escape the searing heat.
The explosion of a nuclear reactor in Chernobyl in 1986 spewed tons of radioactive debris for miles.
Essays discuss the virulent hatred spewed by modern individuals such as Ernst Zundel; Christian Hope as a factor in how some Protestants followed Hitler; an "early warning system" that comes as a lesson of the Holocaust; and more.
The eruption spewed heavy rocks throughout the area surrounding Vesuvius.
According to the Fresno Bee, the blaze spewed acrid smoke and sickened nearby residents.
DENSE columns of smoke and ash spewed from the Popocatepetl volcano outside Mexico City yesterday, but officials said there was no immediate threat to people living nearby.
Brazil's state-owned oil company was fined US$94 million for the country's worst oil spill in 25 years after its refinery spewed more than 1 million gallons of oil into a tributary of the Iguazu River in southern Brazil.
Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines spewed forth more than a thousand times the amount of ozone-depleting chemicals in one eruption than all of the evil fluoro-carbons manufactured by wicked, diabolical, and insensitive corporations in history," Limbaugh writes.
Mayon volcano spewed a 1-kilometer height ash on Wednesday, the Philippine Institute of Seismology and Volcanology (Phivolcs) said.
LEGAZPI CITY, Albay -- Mayon Volcano spewed an ash column the height of up to three kilometers late Saturday afternoon, causing an ashfall in some nearby towns.
A volcano in central Ecuador spewed up a column of hot ash and smoke 10 kilometers (six miles) high on Friday, increasing fears of an eruption.