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spot

noun [C]  /spɑt/ us  

spot noun [C] (MARK)

a mark, usually round, that is different esp. in color from the area around it: You got a spot on your new blouse. esp. CdnBr A spot is a pimple.

spot noun [C] (PLACE)

a particular place: a vacation spot Our cat has a favorite spot where he loves to sleep. A spot is also a job in a particular organization or a position within a group, esp. in sports: When Sain was injured, they asked me to fill his spot.

spot noun [C] (BROADCAST)

a period of time during which a broadcast takes place: NBC put the show on in the 7 p.m. spot. A spot is also an advertisement: a 30-second spot

spot

verb [T]  /spɑt/ (-tt-) us  

spot verb [T] (SEE)

to see or notice someone or something: Darryl spotted a woodpecker high on the tree.
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