A peg or pin for plugging a hole, as in a cask; a spile.
A metallic rod or pin.
A small roll of paper, or slip of wood, used as a lamplighter, etc.
One of the thick laths or poles driven horizontally ahead of the main timbering in advancing a level in loose ground.
A little sum of money.
To cover or decorate with slender pieces of wood, metal, ivory, etc.; to inlay.
To destroy; to kill; to put an end to.
To mar; to injure; to deface; hence, to destroy by misuse; to waste.
To suffer to fall or run out of a vessel; to lose, or suffer to be scattered; -- applied to fluids and to substances whose particles are small and loose; as, to spill water from a pail; to spill quicksilver from a vessel; to spill powder from a paper; to spill sand or flour.
To cause to flow out and be lost or wasted; to shed, or suffer to be shed, as in battle or in manslaughter; as, a man spills another's blood, or his own blood.
To relieve a sail from the pressure of the wind, so that it can be more easily reefed or furled, or to lessen the strain.
To be destroyed, ruined, or wasted; to come to ruin; to perish; to waste.
To be shed; to run over; to fall out, and be lost or wasted.
Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt. Lao Tzu
When BP was not moving fast enough on claims, we told BP to set aside $20 billion in a fund - managed by an independent third party - to help all those whose lives have been turned upside down by the spill. Barack Obama
The way I become friends with somebody is a slow process. You can't just spill your guts and tell them everything about yourself and expect them to listen and understand you because you don't know them. It's the same thing with a relationship. Leighton Meester
A good upbringing means not that you won't spill sauce on the tablecloth, but that you won't notice it when someone else does. Anton Chekhov
An affair wants to spill, to share its glory with the world. No act is so private it does not seek applause. John Updike