Spill is to empty out on a surface, to overflow over the edge of a container, or to cause a liquid to overflow, or to reveal a secret, or to leave somewhere quickly as part of a big group.(verb)
The definition of a spill is a fall, or an instance where you cause liquid or some other substance to come out of its container.(noun)
See spill in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME spillen < OE spillan, to destroy, squander, akin to MHG spillen, to split < IE base *(s)p(h)el-, to split, split off > spall, L spolium
Origin: ME spille, prob. via dial. spil < ON spila, a splinter, akin to spile
See spill in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb spilled spilled or spilt (spĭlt), spill·ing, spills verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English spillen, to shed blood, to spill
Origin: , from Old English spillan, to kill.
Origin: Middle English spille.
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