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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.


Synonymstalk


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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