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1spit

noun \ˈspit\

Definition of SPIT

1
:  a slender pointed rod for holding meat over a fire
2
:  a small point of land especially of sand or gravel running into a body of water

Origin of SPIT

Middle English, from Old English spitu; akin to Old High German spiz spit, spizzi pointed
First Known Use: before 12th century

2spit

transitive verb
spit·tedspit·ting

Definition of SPIT

:  to fix on or as if on a spit :  impale

First Known Use of SPIT

13th century

3spit

verb
spit or spat \ˈspat\ spit·ting

Definition of SPIT

transitive verb
1
a :  to eject (as saliva) from the mouth :  expectorate
b (1) :  to express (unpleasant or malicious feelings) by or as if by spitting
(2) :  to utter with a spitting sound or scornful expression <spat out his words>
c :  to emit as if by spitting; especially :  to emit (precipitation) in driving particles or in flurries <spit rain>
2
:  to set to burning <spit a fuse>
intransitive verb
1
a (1) :  to eject saliva as an expression of aversion or contempt (2) :  to exhibit contempt
b :  to eject matter (as saliva) from the mouth :  expectorate
2
:  to rain or snow slightly or in flurries
3
:  to make a noise suggesting expectoration :  sputter
spit it out
:  to say what is in the mind without further delay

Origin of SPIT

Middle English spitten, from Old English spittan; akin to Middle High German spiutzen to spit
First Known Use: before 12th century

4spit

noun

Definition of SPIT

1
a (1) :  spittle, saliva (2) :  the act or an instance of spitting
b (1) :  a frothy secretion exuded by spittlebugs
(2) :  spittlebug
2
:  perfect likeness
3
:  a sprinkle of rain or flurry of snow

First Known Use of SPIT

14th century
SPIT IT OUT Defined for Kids

1spit

verb \ˈspit\
spit or spat \ˈspat\spit·ting

Definition of SPIT for Kids

1
:  to force (saliva) from the mouth <He spat on the ground.>
2
:  to force (something) from the mouth <Spit out your gum.>
3
:  to express by or as if by spitting <He was spitting an angry answer.>
4
:  to give off usually briskly :  emit <The fire is spitting sparks.> <Then the men were gone … in a vehicle that spit pebbles from its whirling tires. — Lois Lowry, The Giver>
5
:  to rain lightly or snow in flurries
spit up
:  2vomit <The baby spit up.>

2spit

noun

Definition of SPIT for Kids

1
:  saliva
2
:  a foamy material given off by some insects
3
:  perfect likeness <The child was the spit and image of the parent.>

3spit

noun

Definition of SPIT for Kids

1
:  a thin pointed rod for holding meat over a fire
2
:  a small point of land that runs out into a body of water

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