verb (vomits, vomiting, vomited)[no object]
- 1Eject matter from the stomach through the mouth: the sickly stench made him want to vomit she used to vomit up her foodMore example sentences
be sick, spew, spew up, fetch up; heave, retch, reach, gag; North American get sick• informal throw up, puke, chunder, chuck up, hurl, pray to the porcelain god, do the technicolor yawn, keck, ralphBritish • informal honk, shoot the catScottish • informal boke• archaic regorge, purge, brake, cascade• rare egurgitateregurgitate, bring up, spew up, heave up, cough up; Medicine reject, loseBritish • informal sick upNorth American • informal spit up• archaic regorge, void
- Never vomit up a chemical on purpose until a doctor tells you to.
- There is a sudden onset of severe vertigo, nausea, vomiting and the need to remain still.
- He again become unwell two months later and was admitted to hospital with vomiting, drowsiness, and fever.
- 1.1 [with object] Emit (something) in an uncontrolled stream or flow: the machine vomited fold after fold of paperMore example sentences
- Furthermore, particularly towards the end, he was almost vomiting the words out.
- Or, rather more accurately and less sensationally, my cafetiére vomited coffee over a pile of pre-election literature.
- In the drizzling rain the gargoyles which jut out high up on the pillars vomit water down onto our heads.
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- 1 [mass noun] Matter vomited from the stomach: the cell stank of vomit and urineMore example sentences
- Instead, he felt surges of vomit rising from his stomach.
- Finding blood in your vomit or actually vomiting blood can be alarming.
- On the morning ward round the nurses mentioned that she had vomited earlier, and there was evidence of fresh vomit on her sheets.
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- Villains include the usual suspects of people happily picking their noses oblivious to the rest of the carriage, people putting feet on seats, people putting bags on seats, tube nutters, tube preachers, tube vomiters etc, etc.
- I'm a noisy vomiter, too - I bet it woke the neighbours.
- One of the biggest mistakes a vomiter can make is bending over.
late Middle English: from Old French vomite (noun) or Latin vomitus, from vomere 'to vomit'.