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spit 1

 (spĭt)
n.
1. Saliva, especially when expectorated; spittle.
2. The act of expectorating.
3. Something, such as the frothy secretion of spittle bugs, that resembles spit.
4. A brief, scattered rainfall or snowfall.
5. Informal The perfect likeness: He's the spit and image of his father.
v. spat (spăt) or spit, spit·ting, spits
v.tr.
1. To eject from the mouth: spat out the grape seeds.
2. To eject as if from the mouth: a fire spitting sparks.
3. To emit suddenly and forcefully: spat out an insult.
v.intr.
1. To eject matter from the mouth; expectorate.
2. To express contempt or animosity, especially by ejecting matter from the mouth.
3. To make a hissing or sputtering noise: french fries spitting in the pan.
4. To rain or snow in light, scattered drops or flakes.
Phrasal Verb:
spit up
To vomit. Used especially of a baby.

[Middle English, from spitten, to spit, from Old English spittan, ultimately of imitative origin.]

spit 2

 (spĭt)
n.
1. A slender, pointed rod on which meat is impaled for roasting.
2. A narrow point of land extending into a body of water.
tr.v. spit·ted, spit·ting, spits
To impale on or as if on a spit.

[Middle English, from Old English spitu.]

spitting

(ˈspɪtɪŋ)
n
the act of ejecting saliva from one's mouth
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spitting - the act of spitting (forcefully expelling saliva)spitting - the act of spitting (forcefully expelling saliva)
ejection, forcing out, expulsion, projection - the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting
Translations

spitting

[ˈspɪtɪŋ]
A. N "spitting prohibited, no spitting"se prohíbe escupir
B. ADJ it's within spitting distanceestá muy cerca
to be the spitting image of sbser la viva imagen or el vivo retrato de algn

spitting

[ˈspɪtɪŋ]
n
"spitting prohibited" → "défense de cracher"
adj
to be the spitting image of sb → être le portrait tout craché de qn , être qn tout craché
to be within spitting distance of sth → être à deux pas de qch

spitting

:
spitting distance
n (inf) to be within spitting of a placenur einen Steinwurf von einem Ort entfernt sein
spitting image
n (inf)Ebenbild nt; to be the spitting of somebodyjdm wie aus dem Gesicht geschnitten sein, jdm zum Verwechseln ähnlich sehen
spitting snake
nRingelhalskobra f, → Ringelhalsotter f

spitting

[ˈspɪtɪŋ]
1. n "spitting prohibited""vietato sputare"
2. adj to be the spitting image of sbessere il ritratto sputato di qn
References in classic literature ?
They resented Michael's intrusion on the instant, spitting, lashing their long tails, and crouching to spring.
All of which was provocative of great hilarity to the onlookers, while her squalls and cries excited the leopards to spitting and leaping against their bars.
Your career of mischief is at an end," said the Retraction, drawing his club, rolling up his sleeves, and spitting on his hands.
Then, they both laughed, and began cracking nuts, and spitting the shells about.
In 2015, Carragher wrote a column forMailOnline, addressing spitting after thenNewcastlestrikerPapiss Cissewas banned for seven games following anincidentwith former Man United defender Jonny Evans.
The guards are placed over subjects' faces to stop them spitting at or biting officers, and the force has used them 149 times since April 2013.
SHOULD The guards are placed over subjects' faces to stop them spitting at or biting officers, and the force has used them 149 times since April 2013.
It also reduces the amount of force needed to stop an individual spitting - in the past it would take several officers to physically restrain them.
It also reduces the amount of force needed to stop an individual spitting --in the past it would take several officers to physically restrain them.
They have a reinforced section around the jawline to prevent spitting and biting.
LEEDS United forward Samuel Saiz has been handed a six-game ban by the Football Association who found him guilty of spitting during the FA Cup defeat at Newport.
A spitting storm took the shine off Hurlford's 2-1 Scottish Cup win in a Christmas cracker.