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spots

noun
plural of spot

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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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4 a very small amount
  • had only a spot of stew for dinner, as he wasn't very hungry

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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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spots

verb
present tense third-person singular of 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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3 to cover by or as if by scattering something over or on
  • the TV networks had spotted reporters all over the state for the election

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“Spots.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/spots. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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