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 for spue
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spue \Spue\ (sp[=u]), v. t. & i.
     See Spew.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spew \Spew\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spewed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Spewing.] [OE. spewen, speowen, AS. sp[imac]wan;n to D.
     spuwen to spit. OS & OHG. sp[imac]wan, G. speien, Icel. sp?ja
     to spew, Sw. spy, Dan. spye, Goth. spiewan, th. spjauti, L.
     spuere to split, Gr. ???, Skr. shtiv, shth[imac]v. Cf.
     Pyke, Spit.] [Written also spue.]
     1. To eject from the stomach; to vomit.
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     2. To cast forth with abhorrence or disgust; to eject.
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              Because thou art lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold,
              I will spew thee out of my mouth.     --Rev. ii. 16.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: expel or eject (saliva or phlegm or sputum) from the mouth;
           "The father of the victim spat at the alleged murderer"
           [syn: spit, ptyalize, ptyalise, spew, spue]
      2: eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; "After
         drinking too much, the students vomited"; "He purged
         continuously"; "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him
         last night" [syn: vomit, vomit up, purge, cast,
         sick, cat, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch,
         puke, barf, spew, spue, chuck, upchuck, honk,
         regurgitate, throw up] [ant: keep down]

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