/spɪt / (say spit)

verb (spat or spit, spitting)
verb (i)
1. to eject saliva from the mouth; expectorate.
2. to do this at or on a person, etc., to express hatred, contempt, etc.
3. to sputter.
4. to fall in scattered drops or flakes, as rain or snow.
5. to make a noise as of spitting.
verb (t)
6. to eject (saliva, etc.) from the mouth.
7. to throw out or emit, especially violently.
8. to utter vehemently.
9. saliva, especially when ejected.
10. the act of spitting.
11. a frothy or spit-like secretion exuded by various insects; spittle.
12. a light fall of rain or snow.
13. Colloquial a man of slight physique.
14. Colloquial a contemptible person.
15. Colloquial a small distance, length of time, etc.: no more than a spit away; within a spit of thirty years.
16. Colloquial (an exclamation of disgust, disappointment, etc.)
17. a spit and a holler, Colloquial a small distance: a pub, just a spit and a holler away.
18. dead spit Colloquialspitting image.
19. spit and image Colloquialspitting image.
20. spit and polish, assiduous attention to smartness, especially of soldiers; excessive concern with discipline.
21. spit blood, Colloquial to feel and express extreme annoyance, anger, etc.
22. spit chips, Colloquial to be very annoyed.
23. spit in someone's eye (or face), Colloquial to demonstrate disgust or bravado by spitting in front of someone or by actually spitting in someone's eye or face.
24. spit it out, Colloquial speak up.
25. spit sixpence(s), Colloquial to lose one's temper.
26. spit the dummy, Colloquial
a. to give up or opt out of a contest or the like before there is reasonable cause to do so.
b. to throw a tantrum.
27. the big spit, Colloquial vomit.
{Middle English; Old English spittan}
spitter, noun
[c]/spɪt / (say spit)

1. a sharply pointed, slender rod or bar for thrusting into or through and holding meat to be roasted at a fire or grilled.
2. any of various rods, pins, or the like used for particular purposes.
3. a device for roasting meat, etc., comprising such a rod, together with a mechanism for revolving it, and a source of heat; a rotisserie.
4. a narrow point of land projecting into the water.
5. a long, narrow shoal extending from the shore.
verb (t) (spitted, spitting)
6. to pierce, stab, or transfix, as with a spit; impale on something sharp.
7. to thrust a spit into or through.
{Middle English; Old English spitu}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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