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Verb: spit (spat,spitting)  spit
  1. Expel or eject (saliva or phlegm or sputum) from the mouth
    "The father of the victim spat at the alleged murderer";
    - spew, spue [archaic]
     
  2. Utter with anger or contempt
    - spit out
     
  3. [Brit] Rain gently
    "It has only spat, but the roads are slick";
    - sprinkle, spatter, patter, pitter-patter
     
  4. Drive a skewer through
    "spit the meat for the BBQ";
    - skewer
Noun: spit  spit
  1. A narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea
    - tongue
     
  2. 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
    - saliva, spittle
     
  3. A skewer for holding meat over a fire
     
  4. The act of spitting (forcefully expelling saliva)
    - spitting, expectoration

Derived forms: spat, spits, spitting

See also: spit up

Type of: cape, cough out, cough up, ejection, emit, expectorate, expulsion, forcing out, let loose, let out, ness, pin, projection, rain, rain down, secretion, skewer, spit out, spit up, utter

Part of: rack, salivary gland, stand

Encyclopedia: Spit