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1spit/ˈspɪt/verb
spitsspat/ˈspæt/or chiefly USspitspitting
1spit
/ˈspɪt/
verb
spitsspat/ˈspæt/or chiefly USspitspitting
Learner's definition of SPIT  
[no object]  : to force saliva from your mouth
   b  [+ object]  : to force (something, such as food or liquid) from your mouth — often + out — sometimes used figuratively
[+ object]  : to say (something) in a quick and angry way
[no object]  : to throw off or send out something (such as sparks or drops of fat) especially while burning or cooking
informal  : to rain or snow lightly
[no object]
[+ object]

spit it out

informal
— used to tell someone to say something that he or she does not want to say or is having a hard time saying.

spit up

[phrasal verb]
spit upUS, informal, of babies or spit (something) up or spit up (something) 
: to vomit or throw up a usually small amount of food or liquid
2spit/ˈspɪt/noun
2spit
/ˈspɪt/
noun
Learner's definition of SPIT  
[noncount]
: the liquid produced in your mouth : saliva
: someone who looks very much like someone else : spitting image

spit and vinegar

US, informal
: strength and energy
— compare 3spit
3spit/ˈspɪt/noun
pluralspits
3spit
/ˈspɪt/
noun
pluralspits
Learner's definition of SPIT  
[count]
: a thin pointed rod or stick that is used for holding meat over a fire to cook it
: a narrow piece of land that goes out into a body of water
— compare 2spit
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