A spot of tea.
- To soil with spots.Soot spotted the curtains.
- To decorate with spots; dot.
Spotted their opponents 11 points.
A news spot.
Rumors that spotted his reputation.
Spotted him on the subway.
A dark spot in his past.
An example of spot is a red wine stain.
An example of spot is to clean up a red wine stain.
An example of spot is to notice a best friend in a crowd of people.
A five spot.
Can you spot me $25 until payday?
These dishes spot easily.
A spot sale.
The spot market in oil.
A spot investigation.
A spot of tea.
A spot announcement.
A ten spot.
To spot the beginner five points.
A spot survey.
A spot advertisement or announcement.
Here's the twenty bucks I owe you, a ten spot and two five spots.
The fans were very unhappy with the referee's spot of the ball.
She was in a real spot when she ran into her separated husband while on a date.
- You've misspelled "terrapin" here.
- Whoops. Good spot.
Hard water will spot if it is left on a surface.
A garment spotted with mould.
I spotted the carpet where the child dropped spaghetti.
I can't do a back handspring unless somebody spots me.
- Now and then; here and there; occasionally.
- Without delay; at once.
- At the scene of action.
- Under pressure or attention; in a pressed position.
- to alter one's fundamental or distinguishing beliefs, behavior, etc.
- to treat only the main points of a topic, as in a cursory discussion
- to satisfy a craving or need
- in a bad situation; in trouble
- on or at the place mentioned
- at once; immediately
- in trouble or difficulty
- in a position where an immediate response to a difficult question or situation is expected
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of spot
- Middle English from Old English
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English spot or spotte, cognate with Middle Dutch spotte (“spot speck"), Low German spot, and Old Norse spotti (“small piece"). Also Old English splott (“spot, plot of land").