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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.
Translations of “spit”
in Korean 뱉다…
in Arabic يَبْصُق…
in French salive…
in Turkish tükürmek…
in Italian sputare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 用力弄出, 唾,吐(尤指唾液), 怒斥,厲聲說出…
in Russian плевать(ся)…
in Polish pluć…
in Spanish saliva…
in Portuguese cuspir…
in German die Spucke…
in Catalan escopir…
in Japanese つばを吐く, ペッと吐き出す…
in Chinese (Simplified) 用力弄出, 唾,吐(尤指唾液), 怒斥,厉声说出…
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