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Definition of 'spill'

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  1. liquid that is spilled; "clean up the spills"
  2. a channel that carries excess water over or around a dam or other obstruction
       Synonyms: spillway wasteweir
  3. the act of allowing a fluid to escape
       Synonyms: spillage release
  4. a sudden drop from an upright position; "he had a nasty spill on the ice"
       Synonyms: tumble fall


  1. cause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container; "spill the milk"; "splatter water"
       Synonyms: slop splatter
  2. flow, run or fall out and become lost; "The milk spilled across the floor"; "The wine spilled onto the table"
       Synonyms: run out
  3. cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over; "spill the beans all over the table"
       Synonyms: shed disgorge
  4. pour out in drops or small quantities or as if in drops or small quantities; "shed tears"; "spill blood"; "God shed His grace on Thee"
       Synonyms: shed pour forth
  5. reveal information; "If you don't oblige me, I'll talk!"; "The former employee spilled all the details"
       Synonyms: talk

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