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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

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

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

Now, if someone wants to spit on me, I just roll up the window of my BMW 540i.
Henry Rollins

To the last, I grapple with thee; From Hell's heart, I stab at thee; For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee.
Herman Melville

Pride will spit in pride's face.
Thomas Fuller
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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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