to eject saliva from the mouth; expectorate.
to express hatred, contempt, etc., by or as if by ejecting saliva from the mouth.
to sputter: grease spitting on the fire.
to fall in scattered drops or flakes, as rain or snow.
to eject from the mouth: The children were spitting watermelon seeds over the fence.
to throw out or emit like saliva: The kettle spits boiling water over the stove.
to set a flame to.
saliva, especially when ejected.
the act of spitting.
Entomology.Also called spittle . the frothy secretion exuded by spittlebugs.
a light fall of rain or snow.
spit up, to vomit; throw up: The wounded soldier spat up blood.If you jostle the baby, she'll spit up.
Idioms about spit
- spitlike, adjective
Other definitions for spit (2 of 2)
a pointed rod or bar for thrusting through and holding meat that is to be cooked before or over a fire.
any of various rods, pins, or the like used for particular purposes.
a narrow point of land projecting into the water.
a long, narrow shoal extending from the shore.
to pierce, stab, or transfix, as with a spit; impale on something sharp.
to thrust a spit into or through.
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How to use spit in a sentence
Orient Beach State Park, a 363-acre spit of land jutting out into Gardiner’s Bay, is one of the few North Fork beaches that doesn’t require a residential parking permit.
He bought an aquarium, an electric motor, a heating element, a metal spit rod and a few other spare parts and began to tinker.Ron Popeil, inventor, pitchman and TV infomercial star, dies at 86 | Matt Schudel | July 29, 2021 | Washington Post
Pitchers put spit or other substances on the ball to make their pitches dip and swerve so they would be harder to hit.‘Sticky stuff,’ spitballs, steroids and other ways MLB players have broken the rules to win | Fred Bowen | June 23, 2021 | Washington Post
I bring a lot of masks in my backpack because I don’t like when my mask gets wet from spit.'A Year Full of Emotions.' What Kids Learned From the COVID-19 Pandemic | Allison Singer | June 12, 2021 | Time
They help filter or block spit or mucus droplets that carry infectious particles.Copper ‘foam’ could be used as filters for COVID-19 masks | Sid Perkins | May 11, 2021 | Science News For Students
Qatar is just a little spit of land that looks like a polyp on edge of Saudi Arabia.
So he and his partner, Zack Simpson, did what they do so well: started spit-balling some game theory around politics.
I breathed sloppily through my mouth, hung my head between my legs, and spit every so often.
We still have a long way to go, but it has improved dramatically since the post Vietnam syndrome when Vets were spit on.
Forgive my candor, though such is my wont, but much like that moose on a spit, Bernie is dead.
Many gallants 'took' their tobacco in the lords room over the stage, and went out to (Saint) Paul's to spit there privately.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
When used by gentlemen it was common to carry a silver basin to spit in.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
They are permitted to throw the leavings of their food and spit where they like, sit how they like and smoke everywhere.Third class in Indian railways | Mahatma Gandhi
Fergan, as well as his companions, curious to know the purpose of the stake and spit, followed the priest.The Pilgrim's Shell or Fergan the Quarryman | Eugne Sue
Sirs, this is but a temporary dispensation; this is but a puff of wind, this is but a spit of rain and by with it.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XXI | Robert Louis Stevenson
British Dictionary definitions for spit (1 of 3)
(intr) to expel saliva from the mouth; expectorate
(intr) informal to show disdain or hatred by spitting
(of a fire, hot fat, etc) to eject (fragments of coal, sparks, etc) violently and with an explosive sound; splutter
(intr) to rain very lightly
(tr often foll by out) to eject or discharge (something) from the mouth: he spat the food out; to spit blood
(tr often foll by out) to utter (short sharp words or syllables), esp in a violent manner
spit chips Australian slang to be very angry: Also (NZ): spit tacks
spit it out! British informal a command given to someone that he should speak forthwith
- spitter, noun
British Dictionary definitions for spit (2 of 3)
a pointed rod on which meat is skewered and roasted before or over an open fire
Also called: rotisserie, rotating spit a similar device rotated by electricity or clockwork, fitted onto a cooker
an elongated often hooked strip of sand or shingle projecting from the shore, deposited by longshore drift, and usually above water
(tr) to impale on or transfix with or as if with a spit
British Dictionary definitions for spit (3 of 3)
the depth of earth cut by a spade; a spade's depth
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