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English definition of “spill”


verb [T]
/spɪl/ (past tense and past participle spilled, also UK spilt)
B1 to pour liquid somewhere without intending to: Someone at the party spilled red wine on the carpet.Movement of liquids
spill noun [C] an oil spill
(Definition of spill from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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