Spit definition

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To eject from the mouth.

Spat out the grape seeds.

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To emit suddenly and forcefully.

Spat out an insult.

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To eject matter from the mouth; expectorate.
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A slender, pointed rod on which meat is impaled for roasting.
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The depth to which a spade goes in digging; a spade; a spadeful.

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Spit is saliva, or the act of ejecting saliva, or a thin, pointed rod or bar for roasting meat directly over a fire.

An example of spit is the foam like liquid that forms in the mouth.

An example of a spit is a rod for roasting pork over an open flame.

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Spit is defined as to eject from the mouth, to briefly rain or snow, or to put meat on a thin, pointed rod/bar for cooking.

An example of spit is to eject gum from the mouth.

An example of spit is when it briefly snows.

An example of spit is to skewer a shrimp with a thin rod for cooking over an open flame.

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A brief, scattered rainfall or snowfall.
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(informal) The perfect likeness.

He's the spit and image of his father.

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To eject as if from the mouth.

A fire spitting sparks.

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To express contempt or animosity, especially by ejecting matter from the mouth.
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To make a hissing or sputtering noise.

French fries spitting in the pan.

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To rain or snow in light, scattered drops or flakes.
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A narrow point of land extending into a body of water.
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To impale on or as if on a spit.
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A thin, pointed rod or bar on which meat is impaled for broiling or roasting over a fire or before other direct heat.
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A narrow point of land, or a narrow reef or shoal, extending into a body of water.
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To fix or impale on or as on a spit.
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To eject from within the mouth.
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To eject, throw (out), emit, or utter explosively.

To spit out an oath.

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To light (a fuse)
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To eject saliva from the mouth; expectorate.
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To rain or snow lightly or briefly.
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To make an explosive hissing noise, as an angry cat.
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To express contempt or hatred by or as if by spitting saliva (on or at)
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To sputter, as frying fat.
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The act of spitting.
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Saliva; spittle.
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Something like saliva, as the frothy secretion of certain insects.
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A light, brief shower of rain or fall of snow.
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(old, informal) A perfect likeness or exact image, as of a person.
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A rod on which meat is grilled (UK English) or broiled (US English).
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A narrow, pointed, usually sandy peninsula.
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To impale on a spit.

To spit a loin of veal.

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To attend to a spit; to use a spit.

She's spitting in the kitchen.

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To spade; to dig.
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(intransitive) To evacuate (saliva or another substance) from the mouth.

Don't spit on the street.

The teacher told her to spit out her bubble gum.

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To rain or snow slightly, or with sprinkles.
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(slang, hip-hop) To utter.
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(uncountable) Saliva, especially when expectorated.

There was spit all over the washbasin.

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(countable) An instance of spitting.
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Saliva, especially when expectorated; spittle.
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The act of expectorating.
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Something, such as the frothy secretion of spittle bugs, that resembles spit.
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spit up
  • to regurgitate or cough up
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
spit
Plural:
spits

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of spit

  • Middle English from spitten to spit from Old English spittan ultimately of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old English spitu

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English spittan, from Proto-Germanic (compare Danish spytte, Swedish spotta), from Proto-Indo-European *sp(y)ēw, *spyū , of imitiative origin (see spew)

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old English spitu, from Proto-Germanic *spituz.

    From Wiktionary