Definition of spitting distance
- Our house is within spitting distance of the park.
: a slender pointed rod for holding meat over a fire
: a small point of land especially of sand or gravel running into a body of water
: to fix on or as if on a spit : impale
: to eject (something) from the mouth : expectorate
: to express (unpleasant or malicious feelings) by or as if by spitting
: to utter with a spitting sound or scornful expression
: separation (see separation 2b) in time
: the degree or amount of separation between two points, lines, surfaces, or objects
: to make or maintain a personal or emotional separation from : to place or keep at a distance
: to leave far behind : outstrip
: taking place via electronic media linking instructors and students who are not together in a classroom
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