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English definition of “spot”

spot

noun [C]
 
 
/spɒt/
ROUND MARK B1 a small, round mark that is a different colour to the surface it is on: a blue shirt with white spots I noticed a small spot of oil on my jacket.Dirt and untidinessPatterns and shapes
SKIN UK (US pimple) an unpleasant, small, red mark on your skin: He suffered badly with spots as a teenager.Skin complaints and blemishes
PLACE B2 a place: We found a good spot to sit and have our picnic. The town is a popular tourist spot.Places and locationsUnpleasant places
a spot of sth UK old-fashioned a small amount of something: a spot of lunch/shoppingSmall in number and quantity
on the spot immediately: I accepted the job on the spot.Immediately in the place where something happens: The police were called and they were on the spot within three minutes.Places and locationsUnpleasant places
→ See also beauty spot, blind spot, have a soft spot for sb, put sb on the spot
(Definition of spot noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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