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Vomit.[no object] ‘don't let her upchuck on him’[with object] ‘I almost upchucked my toasted marshmallows’
be sick, spew, spew up, fetch upView synonyms
- ‘I felt someone place their hands on my shoulders and I looked behind me (in between upchucks, that is).’
- ‘But between now and election day, we're going to hear enough about their past deeds and misdeeds to make you upchuck.’
- ‘The group of gossiping girls looked on warily, expectantly, waiting for her to upchuck all over her showy dress, but she didn't.’
- ‘I still feel like upchucking, but I'm listening to the Katy Rose album and strangely it's making me feel better.’
- ‘Hunter nodded, and then said hesitantly, ‘Like I told you, he upchucked.’’
- ‘That way when your cat upchucks on it, and it will, it won't be such a disaster.’
- ‘I also discovered he'd upchucked in the basement.’
- ‘Its story, plus the accompanying libel lawsuit, has provided journalists everywhere with the opportunity to enrich their vocabulary with synonyms for upchucking.’
- ‘I cover it pretty well when Rebecca's home, but when she's not, I seem to be upchucking all of the time.’
- ‘Some weeks, a washing machine would upchuck a hearty blue gunk.’
Matter vomited from the stomach.
- ‘Few recent films escape the upchuck, which begins quite literally with an Exorcist reprise, with Linda Blair, in this case Megan Voorhees, spewing pea soup at a couple of priests.’
- ‘After last night, we really didn't need to be regaled with other upchuck anecdotes.’
- ‘The previous night's memorable madness in Apartment 15B rushes back to the young man along with the nauseating odor of upchuck, but he plays it cool, acting the wide-eyed innocent who doesn't have a clue.’
- ‘Except while you are teetering on the precipice of your next upchuck, the only thing you crave is to be distracted.’
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