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English noun: spit

1. spit (object) a narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea


Broader (hypernym)cape, ness

Substance holonymsand

2. spit (body) 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

Synonymssaliva, spittle

Broader (hypernym)secretion

Narrower (hyponym)dribble, drivel, drool, slobber, tobacco juice

Part meronymsalivary gland

Substance holonymptyalin

3. spit (artifact) a skewer for holding meat over a fire

Broader (hypernym)skewer

Narrower (hyponym)brochette, turnspit

Part meronymrack, stand

4. spit (act) the act of spitting (forcefully expelling saliva)

Synonymsexpectoration, spitting

Broader (hypernym)ejection, expulsion, forcing out, projection

English verb: spit

1. spit (body) expel or eject (saliva or phlegm or sputum) from the mouth

SamplesThe father of the victim spat at the alleged murderer.

ExamplesThe women spit water into the bowl

Synonymsptyalise, ptyalize, spew, spue

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cough out, cough up, expectorate, spit out, spit up

2. spit (communication) utter with anger or contempt

Synonymsspit out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)emit, let loose, let out, utter

3. spit (weather) rain gently

SamplesIt has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick.

Synonymspatter, pitter-patter, spatter, sprinkle

Pattern of useIt is ----ing

Broader (hypernym)rain, rain down

4. spit (contact) drive a skewer through

SamplesSkewer the meat for the BBQ.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)pin

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