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an area of land that juts out into a body of water
  • at the northeast end of the island is a long spit whose terminal is crowned by a towering lighthouse

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Synonyms & Antonyms of spit (Entry 2 of 3)

1 something or someone that strongly resembles another
  • the spit and image of his father

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2 the fluid that is secreted into the mouth by certain glands
  • so dry that he felt as if he had no spit left in his mouth

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Synonyms of spit (Entry 3 of 3)

to penetrate or hold (something) with a pointed object
  • according to the propaganda put out by the war ministry, enemy soldiers were spitting innocent babies on bayonets

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The first known use of spit was before the 12th century

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“Spit.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/spit. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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