Definition of Throw up

1. Verb. Eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth. "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"

Definition of Throw up

1. Verb. (&lit throw up) ¹

2. Verb. (context: now colloquial) To vomit. ¹

3. Verb. To produce something new or unexpected. ¹

4. Verb. To cause something such as dust or water to rise into the air. ¹

5. Verb. To erect, particularly hastily. ¹

6. Verb. To give up, abandon (something). ¹

7. Verb. To display a gang sign using the hands ¹

8. Noun. (colloquial) Vomit. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Throw Up

throw rug
throw shapes
throw signs
throw smoke
throw somebody a curve
throw someone a bone
throw stick
throw the baby out with the bathwater
throw the book at
throw to the dogs
throw to the wind
throw to the wolves
throw together
throw true
throw under the bus
throw up
throw up one's hands
throwaway line

Literary usage of Throw up

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1. Publications by Folklore Society (Great Britain) (1901)
"Put all on table, take up one, throw it up and take up three ; throw up four and pick up the fifth. IX. Jinks,—Exactly like single ones, only that you have ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1919)
"If officer, having ordered escaped prisoner to throw up his hands, shoots and kills him without giving him opportunity to obey order, there is nothing to ..."

3. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1889)
"To cast or throw up filth from her gorge, applied to a hawk. GLEAN. (1) To sneer. Dorset. (2) A handful of corn tied together by a gleaner. Kent. ..."

4. Report of the Proceedings by Church congress (1882)
"... considerable divine during the first five ages had upheld any of the errors which he denounced, he would throw up the question to go over to their side. ..."

5. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1899)
"... across th' moors wi', ' an' then he went and 'listed for a soldier,' an' they'd all fetch a deep breath, and throw up their eyes like a hen drinkin'. ..."

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