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spell3

spell3

pronunciation:
spel
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a brief, undefined period or interval of time.
Let's rest a spell.
synonyms:
snatch, space, time, while
similar words:
bit, period, stretch
definition 2: a period during which similar events or experiences occur, or during which a specified mood or atmosphere prevails.
a rainy spella happy spella spell of indigestion
similar words:
attack, bout, dose, interval, mood, period, run, stretch, term, time
definition 3: a period of work or other activity; shift.
similar words:
hitch, shift, stint, tenure, term, turn
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: spelled, spelling, spells
definition: to take the place of for a time; relieve.
The children spelled each other watching over their dying parent.
synonyms:
relieve
similar words:
replace
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