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English noun: spill

1. spill (substance) liquid that is spilled

SamplesClean up the spills.

Broader (hypernym)liquid

2. spill (artifact) a channel that carries excess water over or around a dam or other obstruction

Synonymsspillway, wasteweir

Broader (hypernym)conduit

3. spill (act) the act of allowing a fluid to escape

Synonymsrelease, spillage

Broader (hypernym)flow, stream

4. spill (act) a sudden drop from an upright position

SamplesHe had a nasty spill on the ice.

Synonymsfall, tumble

Broader (hypernym)slip, trip

Narrower (hyponym)pratfall, wipeout

English verb: spill

1. spill (contact) cause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container

SamplesSpill the milk.
Splatter water.

ExamplesThe women spill water into the bowl

Synonymsslop, splatter

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

Broader (hypernym)displace, move

Verb groupdisgorge, run out, shed, spill, spill

2. spill (motion) flow, run or fall out and become lost

SamplesThe milk spilled across the floor.
The wine spilled onto the table.

ExamplesWater and oil spill into the bowl

Synonymsrun out

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)course, feed, flow, run

Narrower (hyponym)brim over, overflow, overrun, run over, well over

Verb groupslop, spill, splatter

3. spill (contact) cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over

SamplesSpill the beans all over the table.

Synonymsdisgorge, shed

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

Broader (hypernym)displace, move

Narrower (hyponym)seed

Verb groupslop, spill, splatter

4. spill (contact) pour out in drops or small quantities or as if in drops or small quantities

SamplesShed tears.
Spill blood.
God shed His grace on Thee.

Synonymspour forth, shed

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)pour

5. spill (communication) reveal information

SamplesIf you don't oblige me, I'll talk!.
The former employee spilled all the details.


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

Broader (hypernym)tell

Verb groupbabble, babble out, blab, blab out, let the cat out of the bag, peach, sing, spill the beans, talk, tattle

6. spill (change) reduce the pressure of wind on (a sail)

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)bring down, cut, cut back, cut down, reduce, trim, trim back, trim down

Domain categorysailing

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