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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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Although spewings may be found in areas where pinnipeds come ashore, they are often less abundant than scats (Jobling and Breiby, 1986; Gales et al., 1993) and have largely been excluded from pinniped diet analyses.
Gigantic balls of flame began spewing out of the superstructure, scattering showers of sparks and billowing smoke.
Honolulu (Hawaii) [USA], May 7 ( ANI ): The spewing of lava from Kilauea volcano in Hawaii's Big Island showed no signs of stopping as at least 26 homes have been destroyed in the aftermath of the eruption in Leilani Estates, Hawaii County officials said on Sunday.
Project Engineer Arnold Ocampo toured local media to the site of the dredging activities to show the machines and spewing tons of mud and, with a giant pipeline, deposit them in the designated spoil area.
In early February, a series of explosions rocked the volcano, spewing columns of ash into the air that reached as far as Quito.
Mount Sinabung and Mount Merapi both erupted over the weekend, with Sinabung spewing ash 8km into the air.
By last Saturday, 2,600ft-high fountains of bright orange lava were spewing out of Bocca Nuova, another of Etna's central craters.
The volcano is literally bombing the atmosphere, spewing the ash and gas at various heights, but the strongest eruption occurred at a height of more than ten kilometres for the past day, Itar-Tass quoted the Kamchatka branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences as reporting.
Summary: Costa Rican authorities have raised the alert level for the Turrialba volcano, after it started spewing smoke and ash into the atmosphere.
Calderazzo describes his travels to spots such as Yellowstone National Park, where spewing geysers are fueled by the same forces that caused eruptions 600,000 years ago.
The well blew out at 10pm spewing natural gas and hydrogen sulphide 100ft high.
Summary: Manila [Philippines], Jan 23 (ANI): A massive volcanic eruption took place in the Philippines' most active volcano, Mount Mayon, spewing lava and sending a huge amount of ash and smoke into the sky, late on Monday.
Like characters out of classical myths, the politicians of a Greek island popular with lesbian tourists can't seem to stop spewing venom--at least when it comes to gay people.
The 5,452-meter (17,887-foot) high volcano has been rumbling and spewing steam, ash and rocks sporadically for days, prompting authorities to raise the alert level and prepare for possible evacuations last weekend.