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spot

spot

 
 
pronunciation:
spat
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb, adjective
phrases:
hit the spot, on the spot
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a mark, such as a stain, different in color from the area surrounding it; blot.
 
synonyms:
blot, dot, mark, speck
similar words:
patch, stain
definition 2: place; position.
the first spot on the list
synonyms:
place
similar words:
location, space
definition 3: an uncomfortable or embarrassing position.
If we don't finish on time, we'll be in a spot.
synonyms:
bind, fix, predicament
similar words:
jam
definition 4: an area or locality.
a good vacation spot
synonyms:
area, locale, locality
similar words:
location
definition 5: an injury to one's character or reputation; blemish.
synonyms:
blemish, flaw
similar words:
brand, stain
definition 6: a skin blemish; pimple.
synonyms:
blemish, pimple
definition 7: a spotlight.
synonyms:
spotlight
phrase: hit the spot
phrase: on the spot
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: spots, spotted, spotting
definition 1: to cause to be marked or soiled with spots.
synonyms:
dot, mark, spackle
similar words:
besmear, besmirch, blemish, blot, dapple, daub, mottle, smirch, stain
definition 2: to notice or catch sight of.
He spotted his sister in the crowd.
synonyms:
notice, recognize
similar words:
detect, discern, discover, distinguish, glimpse, identify, locate, mark, perceive, see, sight
definition 3: to put in a particular position.
synonyms:
locate, place
similar words:
establish, fix, position, put, situate
definition 4: to notice; detect.
She spotted his error.
synonyms:
discern, notice, recognize
similar words:
detect, discover, distinguish, identify, locate, mark, perceive, see
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become or cause to become marked with or soiled by spots.
synonyms:
dapple
similar words:
blot, splotch, stain
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: done or completed instantly.
a spot decisiona spot payment
synonyms:
immediate, instant
similar words:
direct, prompt, quick, snap, sudden, swift