Spill



verb (used with object), spilled or spilt, spilling.
1.
to cause or allow to run or fall from a container, especially accidentally or wastefully:
to spill a bag of marbles; to spill milk.
2.
to shed (blood), as in killing or wounding.
3.
to scatter:
to spill papers all over everything.
4.
Nautical.

to let the wind out of (a sail).
to lose (wind) from a sail.

5.
to cause to fall from a horse, vehicle, or the like:
His horse spilled him.
6.
Informal. to divulge, disclose, or tell:
Don’t spill the secret.
verb (used without object), spilled or spilt, spilling.
7.
(of a liquid, loose particles, etc.) to run or escape from a container, especially by accident or in careless handling.
noun
8.
a spilling, as of liquid.
9.
a quantity spilled.
10.
the mark made by something spilled.
11.
a spillway.
12.
Also called spill light. superfluous or useless light rays, as from theatrical or photographic lighting units.
13.
Theater. an area of a stage illuminated by spill light.
14.
a throw or fall from a horse, vehicle, or the like:
She broke her arm in a spill.
Idioms
15.
spill the beans. bean (def 11).
noun
1.
a splinter.
2.
a slender piece of wood or of twisted paper, for lighting candles, lamps, etc.
3.
a peg made of metal.
4.
a small pin for stopping a cask; spile.
5.
Mining. forepole.
verb (mainly transitive) spills, spilling, spilt, spilled
1.
when intr, usually foll by from, out of, etc. to fall or cause to fall from or as from a container, esp unintentionally
2.
to disgorge (contents, occupants, etc) or (of contents, occupants, etc) to be disgorged: the car spilt its passengers onto the road, the crowd spilt out of the theatre
3.
to shed (blood)
4.
(informal) Also spill the beans. to disclose something confidential
5.
(nautical) to let (wind) escape from a sail or (of the wind) to escape from a sail
noun
6.
(informal) a fall or tumble
7.
short for spillway
8.
a spilling of liquid, etc, or the amount spilt
9.
(Austral) the declaring of several political jobs vacant when one higher up becomes so: the Prime Minister’s resignation could mean a Cabinet spill
noun
1.
a splinter of wood or strip of twisted paper with which pipes, fires, etc, are lit
2.
a small peg or rod made of metal
spike

register spilling

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