spit

spit
spit
spit1 [spit]
n.
[ME spite < OE spitu, akin to OHG spizzi, sharp: for IE base see SPIKE1]
1. a thin, pointed rod or bar on which meat is impaled for broiling or roasting over a fire or before other direct heat
2. a narrow point of land, or a narrow reef or shoal, extending into a body of water
vt.
spitted, spitting
to fix or impale on or as on a spit
spitter
n.
spit2 [spit]
vt.
spit or spat, spitting [ME spitten < OE spittan, akin to Dan spytte: for IE base see SPEW]
1. to eject from within the mouth
2. to eject, throw (out), emit, or utter explosively [to spit out an oath]
3. to light (a fuse)
vi.
1. to eject saliva from the mouth; expectorate
2. to rain or snow lightly or briefly
3. to make an explosive hissing noise, as an angry cat
4. to express contempt or hatred by or as if by spitting saliva (on or at)
5. to sputter, as frying fat
n.
1. the act of spitting
2. saliva; spittle
3. something like saliva, as the frothy secretion of certain insects
4. a light, brief shower of rain or fall of snow
5. Informal the perfect likeness or exact image, as of a person: usually in the phrase spit and image [spit′'n im′ij]
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spit up
to regurgitate or cough up

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