verb (used without object), spit or spat, spitting.
to eject saliva from the mouth; expectorate.
to express hatred, contempt, etc., by or as if by ejecting saliva from the mouth.
grease spitting on the fire.
to fall in scattered drops or flakes, as rain or snow.
verb (used with object), spit or spat, spitting.
to eject from the mouth:
The children were spitting watermelon seeds over the fence.
to throw out or emit like saliva:
The kettle spits boiling water over the stove.
to set a flame to.
saliva, especially when ejected.
the act of spitting.
Entomology.. Also called spittle. the frothy secretion exuded by spittlebugs.
a light fall of rain or snow.
spit up, to vomit; throw up:
The wounded soldier spat up blood. If you jostle the baby, she’ll spit up.
spit and image, Informal. exact likeness; counterpart:
Hunched over his desk, pen in hand, he was the spit and image of his father at work.
Also, spitting image, spit ‘n’ image.
a pointed rod or bar for thrusting through and holding meat that is to be cooked before or over a fire.
any of various rods, pins, or the like used for particular purposes.
a narrow point of land projecting into the water.
a long, narrow shoal extending from the shore.
verb (used with object), spitted, spitting.
to pierce, stab, or transfix, as with a spit; impale on something sharp.
to thrust a spit into or through.
verb spits, spitting, spat, spit
(intransitive) to expel saliva from the mouth; expectorate
(intransitive) (informal) to show disdain or hatred by spitting
(of a fire, hot fat, etc) to eject (fragments of coal, sparks, etc) violently and with an explosive sound; splutter
(intransitive) to rain very lightly
(transitive) often foll by out. to eject or discharge (something) from the mouth: he spat the food out, to spit blood
(transitive) often foll by out. to utter (short sharp words or syllables), esp in a violent manner
(Austral, slang) spit chips, to be very angry Also (NZ) spit tacks
(Brit, informal) spit it out!, a command given to someone that he should speak forthwith
another name for spittle
a light or brief fall of rain, snow, etc
the act or an instance of spitting
(informal, mainly Brit) another word for spitting image
a pointed rod on which meat is skewered and roasted before or over an open fire
Also called rotisserie, rotating spit. a similar device rotated by electricity or clockwork, fitted onto a cooker
an elongated often hooked strip of sand or shingle projecting from the shore, deposited by longshore drift, and usually above water
verb spits, spitting, spitted
(transitive) to impale on or transfix with or as if with a spit
the depth of earth cut by a spade; a spade’s depth
noun 1. any cobra or cobralike snake, especially the ringhals, that sprays venom at the eyes of approaching animals.
- Spitting distance
noun 1. a short space or distance spitting distance A very short distance, as in We were in spitting distance of winning the pennant but then we lost three games in a row. Alluding to the relatively short distance over which one’s spit will carry, this idiom was first recorded in 1895 as within spitting […]
- Spitting snake
noun 1. another name for the rinkhals
noun 1. saliva; spit. 2. Entomology. the frothy secretion exuded by spittlebugs. noun 1. the fluid secreted in the mouth; saliva or spit 2. Also called cuckoo spit, frog spit. the frothy substance secreted on plants by the larvae of certain froghoppers spittle spit·tle (spĭt’l) n. Spit; saliva.