spill


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spill 1

 (spĭl)
v. spilled or spilt (spĭlt), spill·ing, spills
v.tr.
1. To cause or allow (a substance) to run or fall out of a container.
2. To scatter (objects) from containment: spilled the armload of books on the desk.
3. To shed (blood).
4. Nautical
a. To relieve the pressure of wind on (a sail).
b. To cause or allow (wind) to be lost from a sail.
5. To cause to fall: The rider was spilled by his horse.
6. Informal To disclose (something previously unknown); divulge: The witness spilled all the details about the suspect.
v.intr.
1. To run or fall out of a container or containment.
2. To come to the ground suddenly and involuntarily.
3. To pour out or spread beyond limits: Fans spilled onto the playing field.
n.
1. The act of spilling.
2. An amount spilled.
3. A fall, as from a horse.
4. A spillway.

[Middle English spillen, to shed blood, to spill, from Old English spillan, to kill.]

spill′er n.

spill 2

 (spĭl)
n.
1. A piece of wood or rolled paper used to light a fire.
2. A small peg or rod, especially one used as a plug; a spile.

[Middle English spille.]

spill

(spɪl)
vb (mainly tr) , spills, spilling, spilt or spilled
1. (when: intr, usually foll by from, out of, etc) to fall or cause to fall from or as from a container, esp unintentionally
2. to disgorge (contents, occupants, etc) or (of contents, occupants, etc) to be disgorged: the car spilt its passengers onto the road; the crowd spilt out of the theatre.
3. (Medicine) to shed (blood)
4. informal Also: spill the beans to disclose something confidential
5. (Nautical Terms) nautical to let (wind) escape from a sail or (of the wind) to escape from a sail
n
6. informal a fall or tumble
7. (Civil Engineering) short for spillway
8. a spilling of liquid, etc, or the amount spilt
9. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Austral the declaring of several political jobs vacant when one higher up becomes so: the Prime Minister's resignation could mean a Cabinet spill.
[Old English spillan to destroy; related to spildan, Old High German spaltan to split; see spoil]
ˈspiller n

spill

(spɪl)
n
1. a splinter of wood or strip of twisted paper with which pipes, fires, etc, are lit
2. (Tools) a small peg or rod made of metal
[C13: of Germanic origin; compare Old High German spilla, Middle Dutch spile stake]

spill1

(spɪl)

v. spilled spilt, spill•ing, v.t.
1. to cause or allow to run or fall from a container, esp. accidentally or wastefully: to spill a glass of milk.
2. to shed (blood), as in killing or wounding.
3. to scatter: to spill papers all over the floor.
4.
a. to let the wind out of (a sail).
b. to lose (wind) from a sail.
5. to cause to fall from a horse, vehicle, or the like.
6. to divulge: to spill a secret.
v.i.
7. (of a liquid, loose particles, etc.) to run or escape from a container, as by careless handling.
8. to move in great numbers; pour out: The children spilled into the playground.
n.
9. a spilling, as of liquid.
10. a quantity spilled.
11. spillway.
12. Also called spill′ light`. superfluous or useless light rays, as from photographic lighting units.
13. a throw or fall from a horse, vehicle, or the like.
[before 950; Old English spillan, c. Middle Dutch, Middle Low German spillen, akin to Old English spildan to destroy]
spill′a•ble, adj.

spill2

(spɪl)

n.
1. a splinter.
2. a slender piece of wood or of twisted paper, for lighting candles, lamps, etc.
3. a peg made of metal.
4. a small pin for stopping a cask; spile.
[1250–1300; Middle English spille]

Spill

 a small quantity of money—Johnson, 1755; a small amount of spilt liquid.
Examples: spill of heart’s blood, 1848; of money, 1707; of rain, 1888.

spill


Past participle: spilled/spilt
Gerund: spilling

Imperative
spill
spill
Present
I spill
you spill
he/she/it spills
we spill
you spill
they spill
Preterite
I spilled/spilt
you spilled/spilt
he/she/it spilled/spilt
we spilled/spilt
you spilled/spilt
they spilled/spilt
Present Continuous
I am spilling
you are spilling
he/she/it is spilling
we are spilling
you are spilling
they are spilling
Present Perfect
I have spilled/spilt
you have spilled/spilt
he/she/it has spilled/spilt
we have spilled/spilt
you have spilled/spilt
they have spilled/spilt
Past Continuous
I was spilling
you were spilling
he/she/it was spilling
we were spilling
you were spilling
they were spilling
Past Perfect
I had spilled/spilt
you had spilled/spilt
he/she/it had spilled/spilt
we had spilled/spilt
you had spilled/spilt
they had spilled/spilt
Future
I will spill
you will spill
he/she/it will spill
we will spill
you will spill
they will spill
Future Perfect
I will have spilled/spilt
you will have spilled/spilt
he/she/it will have spilled/spilt
we will have spilled/spilt
you will have spilled/spilt
they will have spilled/spilt
Future Continuous
I will be spilling
you will be spilling
he/she/it will be spilling
we will be spilling
you will be spilling
they will be spilling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been spilling
you have been spilling
he/she/it has been spilling
we have been spilling
you have been spilling
they have been spilling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been spilling
you will have been spilling
he/she/it will have been spilling
we will have been spilling
you will have been spilling
they will have been spilling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been spilling
you had been spilling
he/she/it had been spilling
we had been spilling
you had been spilling
they had been spilling
Conditional
I would spill
you would spill
he/she/it would spill
we would spill
you would spill
they would spill
Past Conditional
I would have spilled/spilt
you would have spilled/spilt
he/she/it would have spilled/spilt
we would have spilled/spilt
you would have spilled/spilt
they would have spilled/spilt
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spill - liquid that is spilledspill - liquid that is spilled; "clean up the spills"
liquid - fluid matter having no fixed shape but a fixed volume
2.spill - a channel that carries excess water over or around a dam or other obstructionspill - a channel that carries excess water over or around a dam or other obstruction
conduit - a passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass; "the computers were connected through a system of conduits"
3.spill - the act of allowing a fluid to escape
flow, stream - the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression
4.spill - a sudden drop from an upright positionspill - a sudden drop from an upright position; "he had a nasty spill on the ice"
pratfall - a fall onto your buttocks
wipeout - a spill in some sport (as a fall from a bicycle or while skiing or being capsized on a surfboard)
trip, slip - an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall; "he blamed his slip on the ice"; "the jolt caused many slips and a few spills"
Verb1.spill - cause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container; "spill the milk"; "splatter water"
disgorge, shed, spill - cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over; "spill the beans all over the table"
move, displace - 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, run out - flow, run or fall out and become lost; "The milk spilled across the floor"; "The wine spilled onto the table"
2.spill - flow, run or fall out and become lost; "The milk spilled across the floor"; "The wine spilled onto the table"
slop, spill, splatter - cause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container; "spill the milk"; "splatter water"
course, flow, run, feed - move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"
brim over, overflow, well over, run over, overrun - flow or run over (a limit or brim)
3.spill - cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over; "spill the beans all over the table"
seed - go to seed; shed seeds; "The dandelions went to seed"
slop, spill, splatter - cause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container; "spill the milk"; "splatter water"
move, displace - 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"
4.spill - pour out in drops or small quantities or as if in drops or small quantities; "shed tears"; "spill blood"; "God shed His grace on Thee"
pour - cause to run; "pour water over the floor"
5.spill - reveal information; "If you don't oblige me, I'll talk!"; "The former employee spilled all the details"
babble out, blab, blab out, let the cat out of the bag, peach, spill the beans, tattle, babble, talk, sing - divulge confidential information or secrets; "Be careful--his secretary talks"
tell - let something be known; "Tell them that you will be late"
6.spill - reduce the pressure of wind on (a sail)
sailing - riding in a sailboat
cut down, reduce, trim back, trim down, cut, cut back, trim, bring down - cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"

spill

verb
1. tip over, upset, overturn, capsize, knock over, topple over He always spilled the drinks.
2. shed, scatter, discharge, throw off, disgorge, spill or run over A number of bags had split and were spilling their contents.
3. slop, flow, pour, run, overflow, slosh, splosh It doesn't matter if red wine spills on this floor.
4. emerge, flood, pour, mill, stream, surge, swarm, crowd, teem When the bell rings, more than 1,000 children spill from the classrooms.
noun
1. spillage, flood, leak, leakage, overspill An oil spill could be devastating for wildlife.
spill someone's blood slay, kill, murder, destroy, waste (informal), do in (slang), take out (slang), execute, massacre, butcher, slaughter, dispatch, assassinate, eradicate, do away with, blow away (slang, chiefly U.S.), obliterate, knock off (slang), liquidate, annihilate, neutralize, exterminate, take (someone's) life, bump off (slang), extirpate, wipe from the face of the earth (informal) He is prepared to spill the blood of a million people.
spill the beans (Informal) blab, inform, squeal (slang), tell all, shop (slang, chiefly Brit.), sing (slang, chiefly U.S.), split (slang), grass (Brit. slang), give the game away, tattle, let the cat out of the bag, blow the gaff (Brit. slang), talk out of turn, spill your guts (slang), betray a secret He was ready to spill the beans about the whole affair.

spill

verb
1. To grow or spread in a disorderly or planless fashion:
2. To come to the ground suddenly and involuntarily:
Idiom: take a fall.
3. Informal. To disclose in a breach of confidence:
Archaic: discover.
noun
A sudden involuntary drop to the ground:
Informal: header.
Translations
يُريق، يَدلُقيُهْرِقُ
rozlítvysypat se
spilde
läikyttäälevitäpäästääkaataaläikkyä
proliti
kiloccsan
hella niîur, hellast
こぼす
...을 엎지르다
išlietiišsilietiišsipilti
izlietizšļakstītizšļakstīties
rozliaťvysypať sa
razliti se
spilla
ทำหก
dökmekdökülüp saçılmak
làm đổ

spill

1 [spɪl] (spilled or spilt (pt, pp))
A. VT
1. [+ water, salt] → derramar, verter
you're spilling the milkestás derramando la leche
you've spilled or spilt coffee on your shirtte ha caído café en la camisa
she spilled or spilt wine all over the tablederramó el vino por toda la mesa
to spill the beansdescubrir el pastel, contarlo todo
see also cry B2
2. [+ rider] → hacer caer, desarzonar
B. VIderramarse, verterse
C. N
1. (= fall) → caída f
to have a spillsufrir una caída, tener un accidente
2. (= spillage) → vertido m
spill out
A. VI + ADV [liquid] → derramarse; [contents, objects] → desparramarse; [people] → salir en avalancha
the crowd spilled out into the streetsla gente salió a la calle en avalancha
the audience spilled out of the cinemael público salió en masa del cine
B. VT + ADVvolcar (fig) → soltar
spill over VI + ADV [liquid] → derramarse; [cup, pan] → desbordarse
these problems spilled over into his private lifeestos problemas llegaron a afectar su vida privada

spill

2 [spɪl] N (for lighting fire) → pajuela f

spill

[ˈspɪl] [spilled] (pt, pp) [spilt] (pt, pp) (mainly British)
vt [+ liquid, salt, sand] → renverser, répandre
He spilled his coffee over his trousers → Il a renversé son café sur son pantalon.
to spill sb's blood → faire couler le sang de qn
to spill the beans (= let out a secret) → vendre la mèche (= confess) → lâcher le morceau
vi
[liquid, salt, sand] → se répandre
The soup spilled all over the table → La soupe s'est répandue sur la table.
[people]
Children spilled from the classroooms → Des flots d'enfants sortaient des salles de classe.
Crowds started spilling out of bars → Des masses de gens commencèrent à sortir des bars.
[light] → se répandre
She opened the door and light spilled into the room → Elle ouvrit la porte et un flot de lumière se répandit dans la pièce.
n [liquid]
She wiped a spill of milkshake off the counter → Elle essuya le comptoir pour enlever du milkshake qui s'était renversé.
spill out
vt sep [+ problems, words] → déverser
He spilled out his problems to Philip → Il déversa ses problèmes auprès de Philip.
vi [words] → se déverser
The words spilled out in a rush → Les mots se déversaient avec précipitation.
spill over
vi
[water] → déborder

spill

1 vb: pret, ptp <spilt (esp Brit) or spilled>
n
(= spilled liquid etc)Lache f; oil spillÖlkatastrophe f
(= fall)Sturz m; to have a spillstürzen
vt
(= water, sand, salt etc)verschütten; to spill somebody’s bloodjds Blut vergießen; to spill the beansalles ausplaudern, plaudern; to spill the beans about somethingetw ausplaudern
(horse) → abwerfen; the lorry spilled its load onto the roaddie Ladung fiel vom Lastwagen herunter auf die Straße
viverschüttet werden; (large quantity) → sich ergießen; (tears)strömen, laufen; (fig: people) → strömen; the milk spilled all over the carpetdie Milch war auf dem ganzen Teppich verschüttet; light spilled into the roomLicht strömte ins Zimmer; light spilled under the doorLicht drang durch den Türspalt herein

spill

2
n (of wood)(Kien)span m; (of paper)Fidibus m

spill

[spɪl] (spilled or spilt (pt, pp)) [spɪlt]
1. vt (gen) → rovesciare, versare; (blood) → spargere
to spill the beans (fam) → spiattellare tutto, vuotare il sacco
spill out
1. vi + advuscire fuori; (fall out) → cadere fuori
the audience spilt out of the cinema → gli spettatori si riversarono fuori dal cinema
2. vt + adv (contents) → rovesciare (fig) (story) → rivelare
spill over vi + adv to spill over (into) (liquid) → versarsi (in); (crowd) → riversarsi (in)

spill

(spil) verbpast tense, past participle spilt (-t) , spilled
to (cause something to) fall or run out (usually accidentally). He spilt milk on the floor; Vegetables spilled out of the burst bag.
spill the beans
to give away a secret. By Monday it was evident that someone had spilled the beans to the newspapers.

spill

يُهْرِقُ rozlít (se) spilde verschütten χύνω derramar läikyttää renverser proliti versare こぼす ...을 엎지르다 morsen søle rozlać derramar проливать spilla ทำหก dökmek làm đổ 溢出

spill

n. derrame;
v. derramar, verter.
References in classic literature ?
I shouldn't like, myself, to spill more human blood in this spot," he added, looking around with anxiety in his features, at the dim objects by which he was surrounded; "but what must be, must
Certainly,' said the Time Traveller, stooping to light a spill at the fire.
It appeared that two light- footed soldiers had been teasing a huge, bearded man, causing him to spill coffee upon his blue knees.
And see ye do not spill, For if ye do, ye shall drink two, For 'tis our master's will.
His sister-in-law came round to the other side of the fire with her cup of tea in her hand, holding it out at arm's-length, so that she might not spill it on her dress, and uttering little cries of alarm.
It was wrong, of course, for Paul to slip and spill an order of scrambled eggs down the brute's coatsleeve, but who can blame him?
He handed her the box and lit a spill for her; and as the flame flashed up into her face she glanced at him with laughing eyes and said: "What do you think of me in a temper?
There be good reasons why every thern upon Barsoom should yearn to spill the blood of the blasphemer, the sacrilegist; but let us mix wisdom with our righteous hate.
She gave it to him and he managed to spill it so as
As he spoke he turned over another portion of the carpet, and there, sure enough, was a great crimson spill upon the square white facing of the old-fashioned floor.
The fierce and brutal raiders would tear to pieces a Christian who had dared spill the blood of their leader.
His hand trembled as with a palsy, especially noticeable when he poured his whiskey, though I never knew him to spill a drop.