One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘factories and chemical plants were spewing out clouds of yellow smoke’
emit, discharge, eject, expel, belch out, pour out, spout, disgorge
2‘240 million cubic metres of lava spewed out of the volcano’
pour, gush, spurt, surge, spout, jet, rush
3‘he felt faint and nauseous—he had to get out before he spewed’
vomit, be sick, spew up, fetch up
heave, retch, reach, gag
North American get sick
throw up, puke, chunder, chuck up, hurl, pray to the porcelain god, do the technicolor yawn, keck, ralph
British honk, shoot the cat, vom
North American barf, spit up, upchuck, blow chunks, toss one's cookies
NZ Australian go for the big spit, play the whale, yodel, perk
archaic regorge, purge, brake, cascade
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