Spit - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |spɪt|  American pronunciation of the word spit
Brit.  |spɪt|  British pronunciation of the word spit
irregular verb:  p.t. — spat  p.p. — spat

noun

- a narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea (syn: tongue)
- a clear liquid secreted into the mouth by the salivary glands and mucous glands of the mouth; moistens the mouth and starts the digestion of starches (syn: saliva, spittle)
- a skewer for holding meat over a fire
- the act of spitting (forcefully expelling saliva) (syn: expectoration, spitting)

verb

- expel or eject (saliva or phlegm or sputum) from the mouth (syn: ptyalise, ptyalize, spew, spue)
- utter with anger or contempt
- rain gently (syn: patter, pitter-patter, spatter, sprinkle)
- drive a skewer through (syn: skewer)

Examples

The son's the spit and image of his father.

He spat out a stone.

She spat in his face.

The printer came to life and spat out a sheet of paper.

He spat into a bronze spittoon.

They had spat at him, sworn at him.

He has been spitting up blood all morning.

The dying man spat out a curse upon his murderer.

The chops were sizzling and spitting in the frying pan.

The fire crackled and spat sparks.

It will stop in a minute - it's only spitting.

Nick rolled down his window and spat.

A group of fans spat on the players as they left the field.

Billy stood up slowly, rubbed his jaw, and spat blood.

Diana tasted her martini and quickly spat it out.

Phrasal verbs

spit out  — spit up in an explosive manner

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: spit
he/she/it: spits
present participle: spitting
past tense: spat
past participle: spat
noun
singular: spit
plural: spits
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