disgorge

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v disgorge 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"
    • v disgorge cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over "spill the beans all over the table"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Disgorge To eject or discharge by the throat and mouth; to vomit; to pour forth or throw out with violence, as if from the mouth; to discharge violently or in great quantities from a confined place. "This mountain when it rageth, . . . casteth forth huge stones, disgorgeth brimstone.""They loudly laughed
      To see his heaving breast disgorge the briny draught."
    • Disgorge To give up unwillingly as what one has wrongfully seized and appropriated; to make restitution of; to surrender; as, he was compelled to disgorge his ill-gotten gains.
    • v. i Disgorge To vomit forth what anything contains; to discharge; to make restitution. "See where it flows, disgorging at seven mouths
      Into the sea."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • disgorge To eject or throw out from, or as if from, the stomach, throat, or mouth; vomit forth; discharge; pour out: generally with an implication of force or violence.
    • disgorge To give up, as something that has been taken wrongfully; surrender: as, he disgorged his ill-gotten gains.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Disgorge dis-gorj′ to discharge from the throat: to vomit: to throw out with violence: to give up what has been seized
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. dégorger, earlier desgorger,; pref. dé-, des-,L. dis-,) + gorge,. See Gorge
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. desgorger, des, away, gorge, throat. See Gorge.

Usage

In literature:

Great green lumbering omnibuses disgorged one pack of them merely to suck up another.
"The Dust Flower" by Basil King
Special trains drew in from every point of the compass and disgorged their thousands to swell the crowds.
"Bert Wilson on the Gridiron" by J. W. Duffield
I couldn't help seeing that when they came out they left his wallet as empty as the whale after it had disgorged Jonah.
"The Lightning Conductor Discovers America" by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
The central buildings disgorged a crowd of men.
"The Bluff of the Hawk" by Anthony Gilmore
She swept up, appeared to pause wearily and quiver, then disgorged her fish.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
It came up rapidly and disgorged a dozen men armed with rifles who hurried forward.
"The Solar Magnet" by Sterner St. Paul Meek
It had swallowed them in their entirety and now was disgorging them.
"Lords of the Stratosphere" by Arthur J. Burks
We should be compelled to disgorge the swag.
"The Island Mystery" by George A. Birmingham
I saw Lady Carwitchet, who laughed at me, and defied me to make her confess or disgorge.
"Masterpieces of Mystery" by Various
Some of the English attempted to overtake the mighty robber and make him disgorge, but were unsuccessful.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 2, August, 1863" by Various
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In poetry:

America salutes you—
Preparing to "disgorge."
Take everything that suits you,
And marry Henry George.
"To The Bartholdi Statue" by Ambrose Bierce
Some day the sea disgorges,
The wilderness gives back,
Those half-dead who have wandered,
Aimless, across its track.
"In The Tents Of Akbar" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Thundered then her lord of thunders;
Burst the door, and, flashing sword,
Loud disgorged the woman's title:
Condemnation in one word.
"A Preaching From A Spanish Ballad" by George Meredith
What? Is earth dreaming still?
Shall not the night disgorge
The ghosts of Bunker Hill
The ghosts of Valley Forge,
Or, England's mightiest son,
The ghost of Washington?
"The Ghost Of The New World" by Alfred Noyes
The pray'r of Jonah thou didst hear of yore,
Before the whale disgorg'd him on the shore,
From all his griefs thou didst the Seer relieve:
Hear then my plaint, and thy assistance give!
"A Prayer, Against The Oppression Of One's Foe. " by Rees Prichard
They reach the goal, the cars disgorge their fare;
Stand close, observe, while they are passing near,
Vile fumes of drink and smoke infest the air,
And jest and laughter light offend the ear.
"Intemperance And The Sunday Trains" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

You can buy the rights to disgorge SO2 -- or sulfur dioxide, a component of acid rain -- then sit on it in perpetuity.
Solar storm forecasters say the particles disgorged in a massive solar flare could strike Earth in a particular way, which would make a currently moderate solar storm more severe.
The blazing midday sun dances off the long line of bright gold barges preparing to disgorge their cargo, Asia-bound soybeans, at this tiny but up-to-date Amazon River port.
Where (1) defendants were found to have committed trademark infringement but (2) the plaintiffs' request for disgorgement of profits was denied, that ruling was proper given that the infringement was not willful.
It's not uncommon for massive snakes to disgorge meals, as shown in sensational clip.
The elongated seed pods of butterfly-weed split and disgorge a flurry of fluff.
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