September 23, 2015
The word "vomit" is not a pleasant word. It's used when describing sickness. A person who vomits throws up the contents of his or her stomach. It's hard to look at because it's so gross. There's also a very bad odor that comes from vomit.
In this first set of examples, "vomit" is used as a verb:
- People who vomit just after eating may have an eating disorder.
- A girl vomited in the hallway of the school, so the janitor was called to clean it up.
- Nelson was vomiting all night. He's really sick.
- If you vomit up blood you should go see a doctor.
- A few partygoers were seen vomiting after the party was over.
- Some people feel the urge to vomit when they see vomit.
Uh-oh. He's going to vomit!
In the next set of examples, "vomit" is used as a noun:
- A custodian was called to clean up some vomit.
- The blood in Roger's vomit indicated a serious health problem.
- It's fairly common to see vomit on the ground the day after a big sporting event.
There are other ways to talk about vomit without using this particular word.
- Rhonda says she's going to get sick.
- If you have to throw up, try to make it to the bathroom.
- John hurled once he left the party. (The word "hurl" is slang.)
- My dog barfed all over the newspaper. (The word "barf" is a popular substitute for "vomit.")
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