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spill1

spill1

 
 
pronunciation:
spIl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: spilled, spilling, spills, spilt
definition 1: to cause or allow (a liquid or small particles or objects) to flow or fall from a container, esp. unintentionally.
similar words:
pour
definition 2: to cause (blood) to flow, as in killing or wounding; shed (blood).
definition 3: to cause to fall off or out.
The wagon overturned and spilled us on the road.
definition 4: (informal) to reveal or divulge (a secret or the like).
She spilled what she knew about our business.
similar words:
betray, divulge, tell
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to flow or fall out of a container.
The milk will spill if you're careless.
definition 2: to spread out in a rush or beyond some boundary.
People spilled from the theater after the bomb threat.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: that which has spilled, or the amount spilled.
definition 2: a channel along which something flows out or is spilled; spillway.
definition 3: (informal) a fall.
She took a nasty spill on the ice.
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