spill out

Definition of spill out

:to fall, flow, or run over the edge of a container or to cause or allow (something) to fall, flow, or run over the edge of a container
  • The bag ripped open and the flour spilled out onto the floor.
  • The bag ripped open and spilled out its contents all over the floor.
  • She spilled the contents of her purse out on the table.
sometimes used figuratively
  • All his thoughts suddenly came spilling out.
  • He spilled his thoughts out to her.

Word by Word Definitions

spill play
  1. : kill, destroy

  2. : to cause (blood) to be lost by wounding

  3. : 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

  2. : something spilled

  1. : a wooden splinter

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

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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