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Phrasal Verbs

throw up

This page is about the phrasal verb 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

a. wanted to play ball

b. wasn't well

c. was hungry

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