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spit

verb uk   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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spit verb (RAIN)

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

spit

noun uk   us   /spɪt/

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.
Translations of “spit”
in Arabic يَبْصُق…
in Korean 뱉다…
in Malaysian air liur…
in French salive…
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 Vietnamese nước bọt, nước dãi…
in Spanish saliva…
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 Indonesian ludah…
in Chinese (Simplified) 用力弄出, 唾,吐(尤指唾液), 怒斥,厉声说出…
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