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  1. spit
    IPA[spit]
  2. verb

    • 1. eject saliva forcibly from one's mouth, sometimes as a gesture of contempt or anger:

      Todd spit in Hugh's face
      Synonym : expectorate, hawk, gob, hoick
    • 2. forcibly eject (food or liquid) from one's mouth:

      he spits out his piece of coconut ATMs that spit out $20 bills
    • 3. (especially of a baby) vomit or regurgitate food:

      their infants fretted, mewled, and spat up over their jeans
    • 4. utter in a hostile or aggressive way:

      she spat abuse at the jury “Go to hell!” she spat
      Synonym : snap, say angrily, hiss, rasp, splutter
    • 5. be extremely angry or frustrated:

      he was spitting with sudden fury
    • 6. (of a fire or something being cooked) emit small bursts of sparks or hot fat with a series of short, explosive noises:

      the bonfire crackled and spat
    • 7. (of a cat) make a hissing noise as a sign of anger or hostility:

      the cat arched his back and spat at her
    • 8. light rain falls:

      it began to spit
      Synonym : rain lightly, drizzle, spot, mizzle, sprinkle

    noun

    • 1. saliva, typically that which has been ejected from a person's mouth.

    • 2. an act of spitting.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: spit

    • v.: verb: spit, 3rd person present: spits, gerund or present participle: spitting, past tense: spat, past participle: spat

    • noun

      a long, thin metal rod pushed through meat in order to hold and turn it while it is roasted over an open fire:

      a narrow point of land projecting into the sea:

    • verb

      put a spit through (meat) in order to roast it over an open fire:
    • noun

      a layer of earth whose depth is equal to the length of the blade of a spade:
    • verb

      eject saliva forcibly from one's mouth, sometimes as a gesture of contempt or anger:

      forcibly eject (food or liquid) from one's mouth:

    • noun

      saliva, typically that which has been ejected from a person's mouth.

      an act of spitting.

    • noun

      a long, thin metal rod pushed through meat in order to hold and turn it while it is roasted over an open fire:

      a narrow point of land projecting into the sea:

    • verb

      put a spit through (meat) in order to roast it over an open fire:
    • noun

      a layer of earth whose depth is equal to the length of the blade of a spade:
    • noun

      a petty quarrel:
    • verb

      quarrel pettily:

      slap lightly:

    • noun

      a short cloth gaiter covering the instep and ankle.

      a cover for the upper part of an aircraft wheel.

    • verb

      past and past participle of spit
    • noun

      the spawn or larvae of shellfish, especially oysters:
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