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spit

verb uk   /spɪt/ (present participle spitting, past tense and past participle spat) us  

spit verb (FORCE OUT)

C2 [I or T] to force out the contents of the mouth, especially saliva: Bob Ewell spat contemptuously right in the lawyer's face. He spat the meat out in disgust. They bought watermelons and ate them as they walked, spitting out the seeds. [I or T] literary to say or shout words quickly and angrily: [+ speech] 'Get out!' she spat, when Ace appeared in the doorway. [I] If something hot, such as a fire, spits, it produces short, sharp noises and throws out little pieces.

spit verb (RAIN)

[I] informal to rain very slightly: If it's only spitting (with rain), perhaps we don't need waterproofs.
Phrasal verbs

spit

noun uk   /spɪt/ us  

spit noun (STICK)

[C] a long, thin, metal stick put through a piece of food, especially meat, so that it can be cooked above a fire: Roast the lamb on a spit.

spit noun (LAND)

[C] a long, thin, flat beach that goes out into the sea

spit noun (FROM MOUTH)

[U] (formal spittle, Australian informal slag) informal saliva, especially when it is outside the mouth: She used a little spit on a tissue to wipe the mirror clean.
(Definition of spit from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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