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throw up Informal

Meaning: If someone throws up, they vomit up the contents of their stomach.

Synonym: vomit, spew up (informal)

For example:

  • throw up Jim drank too much warm beer and threw up in the toilet.

  • throw sth up After I'd thrown my lunch up, I went to the hospital.

Quick Quiz:

I saw my dog throw up, so I knew she
  1. wanted to play ball
  2. wasn't well
  3. was hungry

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