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spit1

spit1

 
 
pronunciation:
spIt
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: spits, spitting, spat
definition 1: to eject saliva or phlegm forcibly from the mouth; expectorate.
definition 2: to make a spitting or sputtering sound.
The cat spat at the intruder.a fire that sizzles and spits
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to eject forcibly from the mouth (often fol. by out).
definition 2: to utter as though by forcibly ejecting.
She spat an angry answer.
definition 3: to eject or emit as though by spitting.
The engine is spitting oil.
similar words:
spout
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: saliva, esp. when ejected or drooled from the mouth; spittle.
definition 2: the act of ejecting saliva.