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1 a narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea [syn: 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 [syn: saliva, spittle]
3 a skewer for holding meat over a fire
4 the act of spitting (forcefully expelling saliva) [syn: spitting, expectoration]


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

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /'spɪt/

Etymology 1



  1. A rod on which meat is grilled (UK English) or broiled (US English).
  2. A narrow, pointed, usually sandy peninsula.
a rod on which meat is grilled/broiled
a narrow, usually sandy peninsula
  • Russian: коса


  1. To impale on a spit.

Etymology 2



  1. To evacuate saliva from the mouth.
to evacuate saliva from the mouth


  1. Saliva.
  2. An instance of spitting.


  • Swedish: spott



  1. you.
  2. yours.

Extensive Definition

Spit may refer to:
Spits may also refer to:

See also

spit in French: SPIT

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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