Definition of throw up in English:

throw up

phrasal verb

  • Vomit.

    ‘I leaned over and threw up again’
    • ‘Of the four of us at least one has been throwing up or coughing all through the night pretty much constantly.’
    • ‘I knocked on the door gently, but it seemed that Andrea was sick and was throwing up.’
    • ‘Sven ate about half, out of pure hunger, but then felt sick and threw up into the garbage can.’
    • ‘He coughed violently and promptly threw up on the sparkling floor.’
    • ‘I'd gone no more than a few metres when I stopped and my stomach gave a familiar heave and I threw up.’
    • ‘The smell of the vegetarian food makes him sick and he feels like throwing up.’
    • ‘The Fair is the one place where you can throw up, and no one thinks you're drunk or sick.’
    • ‘Sitting at the wheel of his car trying to finish an oversized sandwich becomes too much for him and he throws up through his window.’
    • ‘If you're going to push a toddler on a playground swing until the child throws up, push him from behind, not in front.’
    • ‘She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like that sound a dog makes just before it throws up.’
    vomit, retch
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