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regurgitate

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regurgitatere‧gur‧gi‧tate /rɪˈɡɜːdʒɪteɪt $ -ɜːr-/ verb [transitive] formal 🔊 🔊 1 HBMIto bring food that you have already swallowed, back into your mouthvomit 🔊 Some birds and animals regurgitate food to feed their young.2 REPEATto repeat facts, ideas etc that you have read or heard without thinking about them yourself – used to show disapproval 🔊 She tries to get students to think critically, not just regurgitate facts.regurgitation /rɪˌɡɜːdʒɪˈteɪʃən $ -ɜːr-/ noun [uncountable]
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regurgitateAnyone wanting further excitement could watch a man swallow and regurgitate a seven foot long chain!Pellets regurgitated at the nest site may be stepped on and broken up.The chicks will feed on the partially-digested food regurgitated by the parent.Birds regurgitate food to feed their young.Such obstruction to the flow of bile will cause the conjugated bilirubin to be regurgitated into the sinusoids and the general circulation.It is much easier to regurgitate previously assembled information than to ascertain new relationships and organize original categories and assimilations.But he does not simply pontificate from his position as an excellent photographer, or regurgitate standard procedures.Horton regurgitated the popular, but wrong, idea that poverty creates crime.I could learn procedures and facts for a short time and I knew how to regurgitate them for examinations.
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Verb table
regurgitate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyregurgitate
he, she, itregurgitates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyregurgitated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave regurgitated
he, she, ithas regurgitated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad regurgitated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill regurgitate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have regurgitated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam regurgitating
he, she, itis regurgitating
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you, we, theyare regurgitating
Past
I, he, she, itwas regurgitating
you, we, theywere regurgitating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been regurgitating
he, she, ithas been regurgitating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been regurgitating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be regurgitating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been regurgitating
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