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spot-check to check or inspect on a partial, usu. random, basis.
spot check an inspection carried out in an occasional, partial, or random fashion.
spotless completely without dirt, stain, or spots. [2 definitions]
spotlight a strong light used to illuminate one person or a small area, usu. on stage. [5 definitions]
spotted marked with spots. [2 definitions]
spotted fever any of various infectious diseases transmitted by ticks and characterized by skin eruptions, esp. Rocky Mountain spotted fever. (See tick fever.) [2 definitions]
spotter a person who is employed at a dry cleaner to remove spots from clothing. [2 definitions]
spotty marked or covered with spots. [2 definitions]
spot welding a process in which two pieces of metal are welded together with a brief powerful current passing between two electrodes fastened to each piece of metal.
spousal of or concerning a spouse.
spouse a husband or wife.
spout to forcefully expel (a fluid or other substance), often in a continuous stream. [6 definitions]
SPQR abbreviation of "Senatus Populusque Romanus" (Latin); the Senate and People of Rome.
sprain to twist or overstrain (a body joint) so that ligaments are stretched or torn. [3 definitions]
sprang a past tense of spring.
sprat any of several small herrings.
sprawl to lie, sit, or fall with the arms and legs spread out loosely. [5 definitions]
spray1 water or another liquid flying or falling in fine droplets, as from the nozzle of a hose. [8 definitions]
spray2 a single shoot or branch that has leaves, flowers, or berries. [2 definitions]
spray can a can in which pressurized gas is used to eject the contents of the can as a spray.
spread to open, expand, or unfold. [18 definitions]