Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “spit”

See all translations

spit

verb [I, T]
 
 
/spɪt/ ( present participle spitting, past tense and past participle spat, also US spit)
to force out the liquid in your mouth: I don't like to see people spitting in public. He took a mouthful of coffee and then spat it out.Bodily fluids and their productionUrine and urinatingMovement of liquids
Spit it out! informal used to tell someone to say more quickly what it is they want to say: Come on, spit it out!Interrupting and preventing from speaking
Translations of “spit”
in Korean 뱉다…
in Arabic يَبْصُق…
in French cracher…
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 escupir…
in Portuguese cuspir…
in German sprühen…
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…
(Definition of spit verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “spit”

Definitions of “spit” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

illusion

an idea or belief that is not true

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More