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1. spit, tongue

a narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea

2. saliva, spit, spittle

a clear liquid secreted into the mouth by the salivary glands and mucous glands of the mouth; moistens the mouth and starts the digestion of starches

3. spit

a skewer for holding meat over a fire

4. expectoration, spit, spitting

the act of spitting (forcefully expelling saliva)


5. ptyalise, ptyalize, spew, spit, spue

expel or eject (saliva or phlegm or sputum) from the mouth

Example Sentences:
'The father of the victim spat at the alleged murderer'

6. spit, spit out

utter with anger or contempt

7. patter, pitter-patter, spatter, spit, sprinkle

rain gently

Example Sentences:
'It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick'

8. skewer, spit

drive a skewer through

Example Sentences:
'skewer the meat for the BBQ'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verbWord forms: spits, spitting, spat or spit
1. (intransitive)
to expel saliva from the mouth; expectorate
2. (intransitive) informal
to show disdain or hatred by spitting
(of a fire, hot fat, etc) to eject (fragments of coal, sparks, etc) violently and with an explosive sound; splutter
4. (intransitive)
to rain very lightly
5. (transitive; often foll by out)
to eject or discharge (something) from the mouth
he spat the food out
to spit blood
6. (transitive; often foll by out)
to utter (short sharp words or syllables), esp in a violent manner
7.  spit chips
8.  spit it out!
9.  another name for spittle
a light or brief fall of rain, snow, etc
the act or an instance of spitting
12. informal, mainly British another word for spitting image
a pointed rod on which meat is skewered and roasted before or over an open fire
2. Also called: rotisserie, rotating spit
a similar device rotated by electricity or clockwork, fitted onto a cooker
an elongated often hooked strip of sand or shingle projecting from the shore, deposited by longshore drift, and usually above water
verbWord forms: spits, spitting or spitted
4. (transitive)
to impale on or transfix with or as if with a spit
the depth of earth cut by a spade; a spade's depth

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verb transitiveWord forms: spit or spat, ˈspitting
to eject from within the mouth
to eject, throw (out), emit, or utter explosively
to spit out an oath
to light (a fuse)
verb intransitive
to eject saliva from the mouth; expectorate
to rain or snow lightly or briefly
to make an explosive hissing noise, as an angry cat
to express contempt or hatred by or as if by spitting saliva (on or at)
to sputter, as frying fat
the act of spitting
saliva; spittle
something like saliva, as the frothy secretion of certain insects
a light, brief shower of rain or fall of snow
13.  Informal
the perfect likeness or exact image, as of a person
usually in the phrase spit and image
a thin, pointed rod or bar on which meat is impaled for broiling or roasting over a fire or before other direct heat
a narrow point of land, or a narrow reef or shoal, extending into a body of water
verb transitiveWord forms: ˈspitted or ˈspitting
to fix or impale on or as on a spit

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see synonyms of spit
1. Saliva, especially when expectorated; spittle.
2. The act of expectorating.
3. Something, such as the frothy secretion of spittle bugs, that resembles spit.
4. A brief, scattered rainfall or snowfall.
5. Informal The perfect likeness: He's the spit and image of his father.
v. spat (spăt) or spit, spit·ting, spits
1. To eject from the mouth: spat out the grape seeds.
2. To eject as if from the mouth: a fire spitting sparks.
3. To emit suddenly and forcefully: spat out an insult.
1. To eject matter from the mouth; expectorate.
2. To express contempt or animosity, especially by ejecting matter from the mouth.
3. To make a hissing or sputtering noise: french fries spitting in the pan.
4. To rain or snow in light, scattered drops or flakes.
1. A slender, pointed rod on which meat is impaled for roasting.
2. A narrow point of land extending into a body of water.
tr.v. spit·ted, spit·ting, spits
To impale on or as if on a spit.

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