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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: spills, spilling, spilled, spilt
definition 1: to cause or allow (a liquid or small particles or objects) to flow or fall from a container, esp. unintentionally.
definition 2: to cause (blood) to flow, as in killing or wounding; shed (blood).
definition 3: to cause to fall off or out.
The wagon overturned and spilled us on the road.
definition 4: (informal) to reveal or divulge (a secret or the like).
She spilled what she knew about the competitor's plans.
similar words:
betray, divulge
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to flow or fall out of a container.
The milk will spill if you're careless.
definition 2: to spread out in a rush or beyond some boundary.
People spilled from the theater after the bomb threat.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act of spilling.
This latest oil spill caused caused oil to wash up on all the local beaches.
definition 2: that which has spilled, or the amount spilled.
Please mop up that spill.
definition 3: a channel along which something flows out or is spilled; spillway.
definition 4: (informal) a fall.
She took a nasty spill on the ice.
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