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Definition of Spit

Spit

  1. A long, slender, pointed rod, usually of iron, for holding meat while roasting.
  2. A small point of land running into the sea, or a long, narrow shoal extending from the shore into the sea; as, a spit of sand.
  3. The depth to which a spade goes in digging; a spade; a spadeful.
  4. To thrust a spit through; to fix upon a spit; hence, to thrust through or impale; as, to spit a loin of veal.
  5. To spade; to dig.
  6. To attend to a spit; to use a spit.
  7. of Spit
  8. To eject from the mouth; to throw out, as saliva or other matter, from the mouth.
  9. To eject; to throw out; to belch.
  10. The secretion formed by the glands of the mouth; spitle; saliva; sputum.
  11. To throw out saliva from the mouth.
  12. To rain or snow slightly, or with sprinkles.

Spit Quotations

Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.
H. L. Mencken

Baseball is a game where a curve is an optical illusion, a screwball can be a pitch or a person, stealing is legal and you can spit anywhere you like except in the umpire's eye or on the ball.
James Patrick Murray

I have learned to hate all traitors, and there is no disease that I spit on more than treachery.
Aeschylus

Being a gossip reporter just isn't a respectable job. It'll chew you up and spit you out.
Kim Cattrall

By the end of the 1950s, American cars were so reliable that their reliability went without saying even in car ads. Thousands of them bear testimony to this today, still running on the roads of Cuba though fueled with nationalized Venezuelan gasoline and maintained with spit and haywire.
P. J. O'Rourke
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Spit Translations

spit in Afrikaans is spuug
spit in Danish is spytte
spit in Dutch is spuwen, spugen, rochelen
spit in French is vomir, cracher, jeter, expectorer
spit in German is speie, spucken
spit in Italian is spiedo, saliva
spit in Portuguese is cuspo
spit in Spanish is salivar, asador, escupir

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