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
The meat is cut in pellets, spitted on rods six or eight inches long, and lain over the glowing charcoal embers.War in the Garden of Eden | Kermit Roosevelt
I will have the first man spitted with arrows who disobeys—aye, or takes more upon himself than simple obedience to orders.Joan of the Sword Hand | S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett
He was a very valiant man, but at the battle of Brignais he was spitted through the body by a Hainault man-at-arms.The White Company | Arthur Conan Doyle
Then these pieces were spitted on the ends of sharp points of hard wood and skillfully broiled or toasted in the hot flames.Algonquin Indian Tales | Egerton R. Young
I set to work on one of the turkeys, and spitted such a quantity of the meat, fat and lean, that I was obliged to laugh at myself.The Backwoodsman | Various
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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