verb (used with object), spilled or spilt, spill·ing.
- to let the wind out of (a sail).
- to lose (wind) from a sail.
verb (used without object), spilled or spilt, spill·ing.
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Origin of spill1
OTHER WORDS FROM spillspill·a·ble, adjective, nounnon·spill·a·ble, adjectiveun·spilled, adjective
Words nearby spill
Definition for spill (2 of 2)
Origin of spill2
Example sentences from the Web for spill
Safely store drinks in two cup holders built into the arm rest and—should any spills happen—you can easily clean up the faux leather surface.Comfortable sofa beds for a peaceful night’s sleep|PopSci Commerce Team|September 11, 2020|Popular Science
These mighty, microfiber towels are capable of dissolving big spills, plus they retain their shape after multiple washes.
Since then, these microbes have been used to clean up oil spills and radioactive waste.
Three weeks ago, I was looking down into my husband’s unblinking eyes, seeing blood spill from his nose and mouth, and feeling my hand trying to stop the bleeding from the back of his head.
She says that after watching Pacific Gas and Electric cut corners and try to cover up spills and plumes, she’s started to notice negligence patterns, and there’s no national database for those toxic hot spots.
A new paper outlines five steps required for a virus to ‘spill over’ from bats to humans.
Since the spill, the number of unemployed residents in Louisiana and Alabama has only increased.
Bewildered adolescents, many of them accompanied by equally confused guardians, spill out into the hallway.
Nor is it the way the gunman manages not to spill a drop of the drink in his other hand as he commits all this savagery.Bronx Gunman Shot His Friend, Didn’t Spill His Drink|Michael Daly|August 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Zaun, who was starting to look like the favorite, took the stage to cheers and vowed “I will spill my blood to save the unborn.”
Twenty-year thrills more readily than forty-year, just as forty-year is more reluctant to take a chance at a spill.Down the Yellowstone|Lewis R. Freeman
He had taken a leaf of the raw tobacco and adding a pinch for filler was trying to twist the spill.Where the Pavement Ends|John Russell
"It will last until bedtime," she announced, and lit it with a spill of paper.The Doomsman|Van Tassel Sutphen
The cloth stained with blood, that we should not hesitate to spill ours for the good of Masonry.The Mysteries of Free Masonry|William Morgan
He goes around holding one hand in the other as if he were afraid he'd spill it!Quin|Alice Hegan Rice
British Dictionary definitions for spill (1 of 2)
verb spills, spilling, spilt or spilled (mainly tr)
Derived forms of spillspiller, noun
Word Origin for spill
British Dictionary definitions for spill (2 of 2)
Word Origin for spill
Idioms and Phrases with spill
In addition to the idiom beginning with spill
- spill the beans
- shed (spill) blood
- take a spill