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English definition of “spill”

spill

verb [I/T]  /spɪl/ us  
to cause a liquid to flow or fall over the edge of a container or beyond the limits of something, or of a liquid to flow or fall in this way: [T] I just spilled gravy on my shirt. [T] He tried to fill the sugar bowl and managed to spill sugar all over the floor. [I] Some milk spilled on the floor.
Phrasal verbs

spill

noun [C]  /spɪl/ us  
an amount of something that has flowed or fallen out of a container: The tanker started to leak oil and officials worried about a major oil spill. A spill is also a fall: Jockey Luis Ortega suffered a broken ankle in a spill at Hollywood Park yesterday.
(Definition of spill from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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