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English definition of “spit”

spit

verb [I/T]  /spɪt/ (present participle spitting, past tense and past participle spat  /spæt/ or spit) us  

spit verb [I/T] (FORCE OUT)

to force out liquid in the mouth, esp. saliva (= liquid produced in the mouth): [I] He spat on the ground and stared straight ahead. [M] fig. He angrily spat an insult out (= said it quickly).
Phrasal verbs

spit

noun  /spɪt/ us  

spit noun (ROD)

[C] a long, thin rod put through meat to hold it while it cooks over a fire

spit noun (LAND)

[C] a long, thin point of land that sticks out into water: Our hotel was perched on a spit of land in the harbor.

spit noun (LIQUID FROM MOUTH)

[U] infml saliva (= liquid produced in the mouth): Spit dribbled down his chin.
(Definition of spit from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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