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Definition 1: the act of spitting (forcefully expelling saliva) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for spit in the sense of this definition

(spit is a kind of ...) the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting

Definition 2: a skewer for holding meat over a fire - [noun denoting artifact]

(spit is a kind of ...) a long pin for holding meat in position while it is being roasted

(... is a kind of spit ) a small spit or skewer

(... is a kind of spit ) a roasting spit that can be turned

(... is part of spit) a support for displaying various articles

"the newspapers were arranged on a rack"

Definition 3: a clear liquid secreted into the mouth by the salivary glands and mucous glands of the mouth; moistens the mouth and starts the digestion of starches - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for spit in the sense of this definition

(spit is a kind of ...) a functionally specialized substance (especially one that is not a waste) released from a gland or cell

(... is a kind of spit ) saliva spilling from the mouth

(... is a kind of spit ) saliva colored brown by tobacco (snuff or chewing tobacco)

(... is part of spit) any of three pairs of glands in the mouth and digestive system that secrete saliva for digestion

(spit is made of the substance ...) an amylase secreted in saliva

Definition 4: a narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for spit in the sense of this definition

(spit is a kind of ...) a strip of land projecting into a body of water

(spit is made of the substance ...) a loose material consisting of grains of rock or coral

Definition 5: expel or eject (saliva or phlegm or sputum) from the mouth - [verb of body]

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

  • The father of the victim spat at the alleged murderer

Synonyms for spit in the sense of this definition

(spit is a kind of ...) discharge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth

Definition 6: utter with anger or contempt - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for spit in the sense of this definition

(spit is a kind of ...) express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)

"She let out a big heavy sigh" "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"

Definition 7: drive a skewer through - [verb of contact]

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

  • skewer the meat for the BBQ

Synonyms for spit in the sense of this definition

(spit is a kind of ...) pierce with a pin

"pin down the butterfly"

Definition 8: rain gently - [verb of weather]

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

  • It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick

Synonyms for spit in the sense of this definition

(spit is a kind of ...) precipitate as rain

"If it rains much more, we can expect some flooding"

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