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spot

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1 a small area that is different (as in color) from the main part
  • In summer the white coat of the snow leopard is studded with brownish black spots.
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2 a difficult, puzzling, or embarrassing situation from which there is no easy escape
  • We're in a bit of a spot right now with our mortgage payments.
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kettle of fish

3 a mark of guilt or disgrace
  • scandalous conduct that will forever be a spot upon the family name
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4 a very small amount
  • Tom had only a spot of stew for dinner, as he wasn't very hungry.
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drop in the bucket

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5 the area or space occupied by or intended for something
  • The cat grabbed my spot on the couch the minute I stood up.
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spot

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1 to mark with small spots especially unevenly
  • To give the effect of sunlight on water, the artist spotted the lake in his painting with flecks of gold paint.
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2 to make note of (something) through the use of one's eyes
  • I spotted both of them as they tried to sneak out the back door.
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get a load of [slang], lay eyes on, set eyes on

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