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Definition of 'spit'


  1. a narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea
       Synonyms: tongue
  2. 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
       Synonyms: saliva spittle
  3. a skewer for holding meat over a fire
  4. the act of spitting (forcefully expelling saliva)
       Synonyms: spitting expectoration


  1. expel or eject (saliva or phlegm or sputum) from the mouth; "The father of the victim spat at the alleged murderer"
       Synonyms: ptyalize ptyalise spew spue
  2. utter with anger or contempt
       Synonyms: spit out
  3. rain gently; "It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick"
       Synonyms: sprinkle spatter patter pitter-patter
  4. drive a skewer through; "skewer the meat for the BBQ"
       Synonyms: skewer

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