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cry over spilled milk

Definition of cry over spilled milk

informal

  1. :  to be upset about something that has happened and that cannot be changed <You made a mistake, but there's no use crying over spilled milk.>



Variants of cry over spilled milk

or chiefly British cry over spilt milk

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to utter loudly :  shout

    :  beg, beseech

    :  to proclaim publicly :  advertise

  1. : :  an instance of crying: as

    :  an inarticulate utterance of distress, rage, or pain

    :  outcry, clamor

overplay
  1. :  across a barrier or intervening space

    :  across the goal line in football

    :  forward beyond an edge or brink and often down

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion or situation in a position higher than or above another

    : used as a function word to indicate the possession of authority, power, or jurisdiction in regard to some thing or person

    : used as a function word to indicate superiority, advantage, or preference

  1. :  upper, higher

    :  outer, covering

    :  excessive

  1. :  to leap over

spillplay spilled
  1. :  kill, destroy

    :  to cause (blood) to be lost by wounding

    :  to cause or allow especially accidentally or unintentionally to fall, flow, or run out so as to be lost or wasted

  1. :  the act or an instance of spilling

    :  a fall from a horse or vehicle or an erect position

    :  something spilled

  1. :  a wooden splinter

    :  a small roll or twist of paper or slip of wood for lighting a fire

milkplay
  1. :  a fluid secreted by the mammary glands of females for the nourishment of their young

    :  cow's milk used as a food by humans

    :  lactation

  1. :  to draw milk from the breasts or udder of

    :  suckle

    :  to draw (milk) from the breast or udder

  1. :  giving milk

    :  bred or suitable primarily for milk production


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