from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Used other than as an idiom: see throw,‎ up.
  • v. To vomit.
  • v. To produce something new or unexpected.
  • v. To cause something such as dust or water to rise into the air.
  • v. To erect, particularly hastily.
  • v. To give up, abandon (something).
  • v. To display a gang sign using the hands
  • n. Vomit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth


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  • He had spoken to Mr. Monk on the subject, as it were asking Mr. Monk's permission to throw up his office, and vote against Mr. Mildmay.

    Phineas Finn

  • As for the Amplitur, they did not throw up their tenta­cles in triumph and husk hosannas to the Purpose.

    The False Mirror

  • Her hooves throw up clods of dirt as we race back the way we came.

    Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

  • “At least I have a woman willing to throw up on me; whereas you, Killkenny, have to sit up on a knoll in the dark to be near yours.”

    Dragon Warrior

  • If the family comes under attack, or if it is threatened by internal dissension, COAs tend to reach out for too much responsibility, or throw up their hands in disgust or dismay and renounce responsibility entirely.

    Alcohol and The Addictive Brain

  • The thudding hooves of the horses throw up clods of dirt as they race toward each other.

    Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

  • If she said she was too busy playing tonsil hockey with Tyler to come study with me and Maya, I was going to throw up all over my phone.

    Flirting with Disaster

  • Let us throw up ejaculations of prayer to Him more and more while we are at our daily employments; you in the timber-yard, down among the ships, at the desk, and at the Council-table; and I among my books, and among my people, and in my pulpit.

    Samuel Rutherford

  • As one looks back toward the Upper Silarus from the plain, the mountains seem to retreat gracefully from each other at the valleys entrance, only to throw up a rock wall again where the river turns.

    The Spartacus War

  • Klab wore a sick smile and seemed to throw up in his mouth.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny


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