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  Definition of spit
  1. the act of spitting (forcefully expelling saliva)
  2. a skewer for holding meat over a fire
  3. 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
  4. a narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea
  5. expel or eject (saliva or phlegm or sputum) from the mouth; "The father of the victim spat at the alleged murderer"
  6. utter with anger or contempt
  7. drive a skewer through; "skewer the meat for the BBQ"
  8. rain gently; "It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick"
Similar Words: spitting, expectoration, saliva, spittle, tongue, ptyalize, ptyalise, spew, spue, spit out, skewer, sprinkle, spatter, patter, pitter-patter

 

See Also: expectorate, cough up, cough out, spit up, spit out, pony up

 

Hyponyms: turnspit, drool, dribble, drivel, slobber, tobacco juice

 

Part Meronyms: rack, stand, salivary gland

 

Derivational Morphology: expectorate, cough up, cough out, spit up, spit out, ptyalize, ptyalise, spew, spue, skewer, salivate, ptyalism, spitting, expectoration, saliva, spittle, spitter, expectorator, scattering, sprinkle, sprinkling

 

Language Translations:
Dutch: spuwen   Esperanto: kraĉi  
Finnish: sylkeä   French: cracher  
German: spucken   Greek: φτύνω  
Hungarian: köp   Indonesian: ludah  
Italian: sputare   Japanese: つば  
Macedonian: плука   Portuguese: cuspir  
Russian: плевать   Spanish: escupir  
Swedish: spotta  
 
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