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English noun: spit

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


Synonymstongue


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.


Synonymsskewer


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)pin









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