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spot

spot

 
 
pronunciation:
spat
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
on the spot
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a mark, such as a stain, different in color from the area around it.
She has a dark spot on her shirt.
 
synonyms:
blot, dot, mark, speck
similar words:
patch, stain
definition 2: place; position.
His name was written in the first spot on the list.
synonyms:
place
similar words:
location, space
definition 3: an uncomfortable 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 location.
We found a good vacation spot by the lake.
synonyms:
area, locality
phrase: on the spot
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: spots, spotted, spotting
definition 1: to cause to be marked with spots.
The street is spotted with oil.
synonyms:
dot, mark
similar words:
blemish, blot, daub, stain
definition 2: to notice or catch sight of.
He spotted his sister in the crowd.
synonyms:
notice, recognize
similar words:
detect, discover, distinguish, glimpse, identify, locate, mark, perceive, see, sight