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"spit" in British English

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spitverb

uk   /spɪt/ us   /spɪt/ present participle spitting, past tense and past participle spat
  • 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.

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spitnoun

uk   /spɪt/ us   /spɪt/
  • 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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"spit" in American English

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spitverb [I/T]

us   /spɪt/ present participle spitting, past tense and past participle spat /spæt/ spit
  • 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

spitnoun

us   /spɪt/
  • 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)
Translations of “spit”
in Korean 뱉다…
in Arabic يَبْصُق…
in Malaysian air liur…
in French salive…
in Russian плевать(ся)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 用力弄出, 唾,吐(尤指唾液), 怒斥,厲聲說出…
in Italian sputare…
in Turkish tükürmek…
in Polish pluć…
in Spanish saliva…
in Vietnamese nước bọt, nước dãi…
in Portuguese cuspir…
in Thai น้ำลาย…
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…
in Indonesian ludah…
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