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Definition 1: the act of allowing a fluid to escape - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for spill in the sense of this definition

(spill is a kind of ...) the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression

Definition 2: a sudden drop from an upright position - [noun denoting act]

Samples where spill or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had a nasty spill on the ice

Synonyms for spill in the sense of this definition

(spill is a kind of ...) an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall

"he blamed his slip on the ice" "the jolt caused many slips and a few spills"

(... is a kind of spill ) a fall onto your buttocks

(... is a kind of spill ) a spill in some sport (as a fall from a bicycle or while skiing or being capsized on a surfboard)

Definition 3: a channel that carries excess water over or around a dam or other obstruction - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for spill in the sense of this definition

(spill is a kind of ...) a passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass

"the computers were connected through a system of conduits"

Definition 4: liquid that is spilled - [noun denoting substance]

Samples where spill or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • clean up the spills

(spill is a kind of ...) fluid matter having no fixed shape but a fixed volume

Definition 5: reduce the pressure of wind on (a sail) - [verb of change]

(spill is a kind of ...) cut down on; make a reduction in

"reduce your daily fat intake" "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"

(spill belongs to category ...) riding in a sailboat

Definition 6: reveal information - [verb of communication]

Samples where spill or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • If you don't oblige me, I'll talk!
  • The former employee spilled all the details

Synonyms for spill in the sense of this definition

(spill is a kind of ...) let something be known

"Tell them that you will be late"

(spill has a similar meaning as ...) divulge confidential information or secrets

"Be careful--his secretary talks"

Definition 7: cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over - [verb of contact]

Samples where spill or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • spill the beans all over the table

Synonyms for spill in the sense of this definition

(spill is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of spill ) go to seed; shed seeds

"The dandelions went to seed"

(spill has a similar meaning as ...) cause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container

"spill the milk" "splatter water"

Definition 8: pour out in drops or small quantities or as if in drops or small quantities - [verb of contact]

Samples where spill or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • shed tears
  • spill blood
  • God shed His grace on Thee

Synonyms for spill in the sense of this definition

(spill is a kind of ...) cause to run

"pour water over the floor"

Definition 9: cause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container - [verb of contact]

Samples where spill or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • spill the milk
  • splatter water

Synonyms for spill in the sense of this definition

(spill is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(spill has a similar meaning as ...) cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over

"spill the beans all over the table"

(spill has a similar meaning as ...) flow, run or fall out and become lost

"The milk spilled across the floor" "The wine spilled onto the table"

Definition 10: flow, run or fall out and become lost - [verb of motion]

Samples where spill or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The milk spilled across the floor
  • The wine spilled onto the table

Synonyms for spill in the sense of this definition

(spill is a kind of ...) move along, of liquids

"Water flowed into the cave" "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"

(... is a kind of spill ) flow or run over (a limit or brim)

(spill has a similar meaning as ...) cause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container

"spill the milk" "splatter water"

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