throw up

This page is about the phrasal verb throw up.

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

a. wanted to play ball

b. wasn't well

c. was hungry

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Contributor: Matt Errey