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Definition of 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

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

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

In a rich man's house there is no place to spit but his face.

Are you not moved to tears and bitter compassion, when you behold the only Son of God seized by the most impious, dragged away, mocked, scourged, buffeted, spit upon, crowned with thorns, hung upon the infamous cross between two thieves, finally in such a horrible and execrable manner suffering death, for your salvation and that of the world?
Peter Abelard
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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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