throw up

Definitions

  • He Would Break Me up Into Bones, and Throw Me Into a Pile 246
    He Would Break Me up Into Bones, and Throw Me Into a Pile 246
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v throw up 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"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Cicero throws up his Brief, like a Gentleman Cicero throws up his Brief, like a Gentleman

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In order to scare away predators, Giant petrels, a type of seabird, throw up all over the intruder
    • Throw up to hoist or raise, to raise hastily: to enlarge, as a picture reflected on a screen: to give up, to resign: to vomit
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Quotations

  • Scott Mcnealy
    Scott Mcnealy
    “In a start-up company, you basically throw out all assumptions every three weeks.”
  • Arabian Proverb
    Arabian Proverb
    “Throw a lucky man into the sea, and he will come up with a fish in his mouth.”
  • Barbara Bush
    Barbara Bush
    “I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children they just about throw up.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar%20Wilde
    “There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.”
  • Lawrence Bixby
    Lawrence Bixby
    “Each handicap is like a hurdle in a steeplechase, and when you ride up to it, if you throw your heart over, the horse will go along too.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. thráwan, to turn, to twist; Ger. drehen, to twist, L. torquēre.

Usage

In literature:

Rip it up, throw out de moss, an' put meat in it.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
They could only throw up their ladders to those above.
"Children of the Tenements" by Jacob A. Riis
Already the floe had moved into rough water, and the short waves raised by the increasing gale began to throw their spray far up on the ice.
"Adrift in the Ice-Fields" by Charles W. Hall
His last interview with his wife had quite decided him to throw up everything and seek forgetfulness in travel.
"April's Lady" by Margaret Wolfe Hungerford
Now it has been my rule in life to stick to agreements, and I mean to stick to this one or throw up my situation.
"The Young Trawler" by R.M. Ballantyne
I'll throw up my left hand as a signal.
"The Dog Crusoe and his Master" by R.M. Ballantyne
Erling had fortunately picked up his axe after throwing the stone.
"Erling the Bold" by R.M. Ballantyne
The wheels of the undercarriage have a way of throwing up mud on to the lower surface.
"The Aeroplane Speaks" by H. Barber
The men performed herculean labors on the roads, and in throwing up earthworks.
"Three Years in the Sixth Corps" by George T. Stevens
Fremont promptly broke up his camp, retired to Strasburg, and began to throw up fortifications.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
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In poetry:

Jehu, the furious.
Blind to the crown.
Called up the tower wall,
"Slaves, throw her down."
"Jezebel" by Ethel Clifford
Watcha gonna do when de flood roll fas',
Flood roll fas', Mistah Gamblin' Man?
Gonna pick up my dice fo' one las' pass—-
Gonna fade my way to de lucky lan',
Gonna throw my las' seven—-oh, my Lawd!
"Memphis Blues" by Sterling A Brown
Tell me more quickly what I lost by this,
Or tell me with less drama what they miss
Who call no die a god for a good throw,
Who say after two aliens and one kiss
It seemed the best thing to be up and go.
"Aubade" by William Empson
Ag. What, hath Hesperus forgot to light heavens tapers up?
Or be the Charret wheeles of Night o're loaden
with the leaden waights of sleepe,
That she delayes to throw her misty veyle
upon the face of things?
"Rhodon And Iris. Act I" by Ralph Knevet
"O Justice!" says the Doctor, "instrugt me what to do.
I've come up from the country, to throw myself on you;
My patients have no doctor to tend them in their ills,
(There they are in Suffolk without their drafts and pills!)
"The Lamentable Ballad Of The Foundling Of Shoreditch" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Besides, things sort not to my will,
Ev'n when my will doth studie thy renown:
Thou turnest th' edge of all things on me still,
Taking me up to throw me down:
So that, ev'n when my hopes seem to be sped,
I am to grief alive, to them as dead.
"The Crosse" by George Herbert

In news:

Worst Place to Throw Up .
MONTICELLO'S RACHAEL HUFFMAN winds up to throw a pitch in Friday's game versus The Family School.
Unlike actual turkeys, you probably won't so eat them as throw up in your mouth a little bit.
So here's a guide to throwing a classic American-style feast for a July 4 party either outside in the park or in your sixth floor walk-up.
Jace Tavita hit a free throw with 7 seconds remaining in overtime to put Hawaii up two.
And, up in Big Bear, the Moonridge Animal Park is also throwing its own Boo in the Zoo on Saturday, Oct 30.
Tim Duncan (right) is making 77.6% of his free throws this season, up from 69.5.
It's satisfying to throw it up to some jerks.
Thames appreciates Jaso's pie-throwing change-up .
I suppose one could also throw some soil or hay on top of the paper to speed up the composting and help keep it in place.
Quarterback Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins throws a pass while warming up before the start of the Redskins and Baltimore Ravens game at FedExField on December 9, 2012 in Landover, Maryland.
A shy guy doesn't try to smooth talk or throw out cheesy pick up lines, which is refreshing to most women.
Because that's the one I throw up in and can't bring myself to use that same bowl to make something edible.
Fed Throws Up Stop Sign On Bank Of America Dividend.
Strict dieting and throwing up can't be all bad, can they.
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In science:

The RANLUX generator , prevalent in highenergy-physics, is based on a modi fied F( p; q; (cid:0)) enhanced with a special measure to improve the quality of the random numbers: it simply throws away up to 80% of the numbers.
Entropy of Pseudo Random Number Generators
In this contribution we address the issue of why some pseudo random number generators lead to inconsistent results in random walk simulations [7, 18, 19]. A random walker in a lattice basically throws a coin to decide to go north or south, east or west, up or down.
Pseudo Random Coins Show More Heads Than Tails
It is clearly possible to spin up a generic Myers-Perry black hole or black ring by throwing in a co-rotating null particle: according to eq. (5.1), this requires 0 < α < 1, which holds for both the MP black hole and the black ring.
Dynamics and Stability of Black Rings
And what throws up difficulties is our own intimate experience of the outcomes of this supervenience.
Definability in the Real Universe
Unfortunately, it is difficult to make such surveys complete, as the initial finding survey throws up a number of false positives which must be eliminated. A significant source of contamination is chance alignment with the most common type of star, M stars.
New lensed quasars from the MUSCLES survey
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