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  • v  clear out the chest and lungs
    This drug expectorates quickly
  • v  discharge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth

  • Eight months ago Florence was already reading, writing, and using such words as "expectorate.
  • Or, especially if she isn't young and attractive, he may expectorate in her face.
  • Third Game, For a pitcher to expectorate on a baseball to give it an eccentric curve, became illegal in 1920.
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  • Slump doesn’t change David Ortiz
    We use the phrase all the time without considering its derivation. But picture what “get it out of your system” actually means. There are only so many ways to sweat, expectorate or . . . uh, eliminate . . . whatever shouldn’t be there in the first place. The good news for David Ortiz is that he’s picked the right time to experience his first extended slump of 2013. The Red Sox are in first place ...
    Aug. 30, 2013 - Boston Herald

  • Roy Williams in CBSSports.com
    I've made it down to the river,Williams said. "Haven't taken my team yet. Haven't made the final decision if they're going to expectorate - is that the right word?"

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