spit

spit
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spit [1] VERB (spitting; past and past part. spat or spit) 1) eject saliva forcibly from one's mouth. 2) forcibly eject (food or liquid) from one's mouth. 3) say in a hostile way. 4) (of a fire or something being cooked) emit small bursts of sparks or hot fat with a series of explosive noises. 5) (it spits, it is spitting, etc.) Brit. light rain falls.
NOUN 1) saliva. 2) an act of spitting.
be the spitting image of (or be the spit of) — Cf. ↑be the spitting image of
spit and polish — Cf. ↑spit and polish
spit-and-sawdust — Cf. ↑spit-and-sawdust
spit blood (or Austral. chips) — Cf. ↑spit chips
spit in the eye (or face) of — Cf. ↑spit in the face of
spit it out — Cf. ↑spit it out
DERIVATIVES spitter noun.
ORIGIN Old English.
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spit [2] NOUN 1) a long, thin metal rod pushed through meat in order to hold and turn it while it is roasted. 2) a narrow point of land projecting into the sea.
VERB (spitted, spitting) put a spit through (meat).
ORIGIN Old English.
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spit [3] NOUN (pl. same or spits) a layer of earth whose depth is equal to the length of the blade of a spade.
ORIGIN Dutch and Low German; probably related to SPIT(Cf. ↑spitter).

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