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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.
See also: spew, up

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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The league table doesn't lie, say the spewers of bland cliches.
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BARNET & JOHN CAVANAGH, GLOBAL DREAMS: IMPERIAL CORPORATIONS AND THE NEW WORLD ORDER 352 (1994) (reporting that Public Citizen, an NGO organized by Ralph Nader, found that "of the 111 members of three key trade-advisory committees, 108 represented corporations or industry trade associations, and noted that among the corporate members were twenty-four of the fifty largest spewers of toxic pollutants in the United States").
But even assuming this is so, the Stanford hate speech controversy required some pragmatic assessment of whose associational and expressive rights were more vulnerable: Stanford's, or those of the spewers of socially marginal viewpoints.
It is doubtful that any of these spewers (the phone callers are often more egregiously detracting than the hosts) have heard or would give a damn if they have heard these words from the Catechism of the Catholic Church: