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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.
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.
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.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
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.
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.
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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.
spew one’s gutsverb
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