throw up
verb Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to raise quickly 2. give up, quit <
the urge…to throw up all intellectual work — Norman Mailer
>
3. to build hurriedly <
new houses thrown up almost overnight
>
4. vomit 5. to bring forth ; produce 6. to make distinct especially by contrast ; cause to stand out 7. to mention repeatedly by way of reproach intransitive verb vomit

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • throw up — {v.} 1. {informal} or {slang}[heave up]. To vomit. * /The heat made him feel sick and he thought he would throw up./ * /He took the medicine but threw it up a minute later./ 2. {informal} To quit; leave; let go; give up. * /When she broke their… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • throw up — {v.} 1. {informal} or {slang}[heave up]. To vomit. * /The heat made him feel sick and he thought he would throw up./ * /He took the medicine but threw it up a minute later./ 2. {informal} To quit; leave; let go; give up. * /When she broke their… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • throw up — [v1] vomit, be nauseous be sick, bring up, disgorge, heave, puke*, regurgitate, retch, spew, spit up, upchuck*; concepts 179,308 throw up [v2] build quickly build overnight*, jerrybuild*, knock together*, patch, put together, roughcast, roughhew …   New thesaurus

  • throw up — (something) to vomit. The bus ride was making him feel sick, and he was afraid he was going to throw up. I fed the baby some fruit, but she threw it up …   New idioms dictionary

  • throw up — ► throw up vomit. Main Entry: ↑throw …   English terms dictionary

  • throw up — thrō əp vi VOMIT …   Medical dictionary

  • throw up — *belch, burp, vomit, disgorge, regurgitate, spew …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • throw up — verb eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth (Freq. 1) After drinking too much, the students vomited He purged continuously The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night • Syn: ↑vomit, ↑vomit up, ↑purge, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Throw-up — Illustration einiger Begriffe anhand eines Panels von Seen mit Bodé Character Das Graffiti Writing hat ein vielfältiges Sprach und Technikrepertoire entwickelt. Obwohl die meisten Writer mit dem Jargon vertraut sind, bezeichnen sich viele… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Throw up — Illustration einiger Begriffe anhand eines Panels von Seen mit Bodé Character Das Graffiti Writing hat ein vielfältiges Sprach und Technikrepertoire entwickelt. Obwohl die meisten Writer mit dem Jargon vertraut sind, bezeichnen sich viele… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • throw up — phrasal verb Word forms throw up : present tense I/you/we/they throw up he/she/it throws up present participle throwing up past tense threw up past participle thrown up 1) [intransitive/transitive] informal if you throw up or throw something up,… …   English dictionary

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