Meaning of spit

spit

Pronunciation: (spit), [key]
— v., n. spit spat, spit•ting,
—v.i.
  1. to eject saliva from the mouth; expectorate.
  2. to express hatred, contempt, etc., by or as if by ejecting saliva from the mouth.
  3. to sputter: grease spitting on the fire.
  4. to fall in scattered drops or flakes, as rain or snow.
—v.t.
  1. to eject from the mouth: The children were spitting watermelon seeds over the fence.
  2. to throw out or emit like saliva: The kettle spits boiling water over the stove.
  3. to set a flame to.
  4. spit up, to vomit; throw up: The wounded soldier spat up blood. If you jostle the baby, she'll spit up.
—n.
  1. saliva, esp. when ejected.
  2. the act of spitting.
  3. spittle.
  4. a light fall of rain or snow.
  5. exact likeness; counterpart: Hunched over his desk, pen in hand, he was the spit and image of his father at work.

spit

Pronunciation: (spit), [key]
— n., v., spit•ted, spit•ting.
—n.
  1. a pointed rod or bar for thrusting through and holding meat that is to be cooked before or over a fire.
  2. any of various rods, pins, or the like used for particular purposes.
  3. a narrow point of land projecting into the water.
  4. a long, narrow shoal extending from the shore.
—v.t.
  1. to pierce, stab, or transfix, as with a spit; impale on something sharp.
  2. to thrust a spit into or through.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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