Definition of spit up in English:

spit up

phrasal verb

mainly North American
  • (especially of a baby) vomit or regurgitate food.

    ‘their infants fretted, mewled, and spat up over their jeans’
    • ‘We didn't get the leather because it's leather, we got it because when the baby spits up it's easier to wipe that off leather than cloth.’
    • ‘You might be able to wear the same thing every day, but your baby will undoubtedly begin spitting up after every meal, and your toddler will drip gelato on her dress and crawl in filthy piazzas.’
    • ‘However, regular spitting up or vomiting in infants associated with any of the following symptoms may be a sign of a more serious problem.’
    • ‘‘It seems like just yesterday he was spitting up his food,’ Benny said with a sigh.’
    • ‘But what's normal and what's not when it comes to spitting up or vomiting in infants?’
    • ‘Call the doctor if he is spitting up, drooling, vomiting, or if he has chest or stomach pain.’
    • ‘Colicky babies may spit up just like healthy babies.’
    • ‘If I would be upset if a baby spit up on an outfit, I don't buy it, because I'd rather be available to hold a baby than wear the most delicate fabric in the room.’
    • ‘I'm about the same age as you, and some of us were getting laid in the 80s and having kids then, so hearing about how tired you are and sick of being spit up on is boring.’
    • ‘Almost all infants spit up, but if an infant spits up or throws up almost every time he eats and seems fussy, he may have heartburn.’
    • ‘The study authors theorized that, at the time, many health care professionals feared that infants placed to sleep on their backs might choke on vomit if they happened to spit up during the night.’
    • ‘More likely, he'll spit up on me, or scream in my arms, or steal the rice from my plate of food.’
    • ‘As my wife was holding him, he spat up a little bit.’
    • ‘After having difficulty with choking and spitting up during and after bottle feeds, the parents had turned to a ‘slow-flow’ nipple that they had found in a local department store.’
    • ‘We couldn't figure out why, you know, the one girl kept spitting up.’
    • ‘Leaking pampers and spitting up can soil the material and cause staining.’
    be sick, spew, spew up, fetch up
    regurgitate, bring up, spew up, heave up, cough up