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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 [informal], spue [archaic]
     
  2. Utter with anger or contempt
    - spit out
     
  3. Drive a skewer through
    "spit the meat for the BBQ";
    - skewer
     
  4. [Brit] Rain gently
    "It has only spat, but the roads are slick";
    - sprinkle, spatter, patter, pitter-patter
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
     
  5. [Brit, informal] A perfect likeness or counterpart
    - spitting image [informal]

Derived forms: spat, spitting, spits

See also: spit up

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

Part of: rack, salivary gland, stand

Encyclopedia: Spit, Alexander