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spot

 (spŏt)
n.
1.
a. A mark on a surface differing sharply in color from its surroundings.
b. A blemish, mark, or pimple on the skin.
c. A stain or blot.
2. Games
a. A mark or pip on a playing card; a spade, club, diamond, or heart.
b. A playing card with a specified number of such marks on it indicating its value.
3. Informal A piece of paper money worth a specified number of dollars: a five spot.
4.
a. A small area: a bald spot; an itchy spot.
b. A location or position: a good spot for catching fish.
c. A point of interest: There are a lot of spots to visit in the old city.
d. A position or an item in an ordered arrangement: the first spot in line.
e. Football The position of the ball for the line of scrimmage as determined by a referee after a play.
5. Informal A situation, especially a troublesome one.
6. A flaw in one's reputation or character: a dark spot in his past.
7. A short presentation or commercial on television or radio between major programs: a news spot.
8. Informal A spotlight.
9. pl. spot or spots A small croaker (Leiostomus xanthurus) of North American Atlantic waters, having a dark mark above each pectoral fin and valued as a food and game fish.
10. Chiefly British A small amount; a bit: a spot of tea.
v. spot·ted, spot·ting, spots
v.tr.
1. To cause a spot or spots to appear on, especially:
a. To soil with spots: Soot spotted the curtains.
b. To decorate with spots; dot.
2. To bring disgrace to; besmirch: rumors that spotted his reputation.
3.
a. To place in a particular location; situate precisely: spotted their stores in smaller towns.
b. Football To position (the ball) determining the line of scrimmage after a play has been completed.
4. To detect or discern, especially visually; spy: spotted him on the subway.
5. To remove spots from, as in a laundry.
6. Sports To yield a favorable scoring margin to: spotted their opponents 11 points.
7. Sports To act as a spotter for (a gymnast, for example).
8. Informal To lend: Can you spot me $25 until payday?
v.intr.
1. To become marked with spots: These dishes spot easily.
2. To cause a discoloration or make a stain.
3. To locate targets from the air during combat or training missions.
adj.
1. Made, paid, or delivered immediately: a spot sale.
2. Of, relating to, or being a market in which payment or delivery is immediate: the spot market in oil.
3. Involving random or selective instances or actions: a spot investigation.
4. Presented between major radio or television programs: a spot announcement.
Idioms:
in spots
Now and then; here and there; occasionally.
on the spot
1. Without delay; at once.
2. At the scene of action.
3. Under pressure or attention; in a pressed position.

[Middle English, from Old English.]

spot′ta·ble adj.

spot

(spɒt)
n
1. a small mark on a surface, such as a circular patch or stain, differing in colour or texture from its surroundings
2. (Physical Geography) a geographical area that is restricted in extent: a beauty spot.
3. a location: this is the exact spot on which he died.
4. (Medicine) a blemish of the skin, esp a pimple or one occurring through some disease
5. a blemish on the character of a person; moral flaw
6. informal a place of entertainment: we hit all the night spots.
7. informal chiefly Brit a small quantity or amount: a spot of lunch.
8. informal an awkward situation: that puts me in a bit of a spot.
9. (Broadcasting) a short period between regular television or radio programmes that is used for advertising
10. (Theatre) a position or length of time in a show assigned to a specific performer
11. (Theatre) short for spotlight
12. (Billiards & Snooker) (in billiards)
a. Also called: spot ball the white ball that is distinguished from the plain by a mark or spot
b. the player using this ball
13. (Billiards & Snooker) billiards snooker one of several small black dots on a table that mark where a ball is to be placed
14. (Commerce) (modifier)
a. denoting or relating to goods, currencies, or securities available for immediate delivery and payment: spot goods. See also spot market, spot price
b. involving immediate cash payment: spot sales.
15. change one's spots (used mainly in negative constructions) to reform one's character
16. high spot an outstanding event: the high spot of the holiday was the visit to the winery.
17. knock spots off to outstrip or outdo with ease
18. on the spot
a. immediately
b. at the place in question
c. in the best possible position to deal with a situation
d. in an awkward predicament
e. without moving from the place of one's location, etc
f. (as modifier): our on-the-spot reporter.
19. soft spot a special sympathetic affection or weakness for a person or thing
20. tight spot a serious, difficult, or dangerous situation
21. weak spot
a. some aspect of a character or situation that is susceptible to criticism
b. a flaw in a person's knowledge: classics is my weak spot.
vb, spots, spotting or spotted
22. (tr) to observe or perceive suddenly, esp under difficult circumstances; discern
23. to put stains or spots upon (something)
24. (Textiles) (intr) (of some fabrics) to be susceptible to spotting by or as if by water: silk spots easily.
25. (tr) to place here and there: they spotted observers along the border.
26. to look out for and note (trains, talent, etc)
27. (Physical Geography) (intr) to rain slightly; spit
28. (Billiards & Snooker) (tr) billiards to place (a ball) on one of the spots
29. (Military) military to adjust fire in order to correct deviations from (the target) by observation
30. (Games, other than specified) (tr) informal US to yield (an advantage or concession) to (one's opponent): to spot someone a piece in chess.
[C12 (in the sense: moral blemish): of German origin; compare Middle Dutch spotte, Old Norse spotti]
ˈspottable adj

spot

(spɒt)

n., v. spot•ted, spot•ting,
adj. n.
1. a rounded mark or stain made by foreign matter, as dirt.
2. something that mars one's character or reputation; flaw.
3. a small blemish, mole, or other circumscribed mark on the skin.
4. a small part of a surface differing from the rest in color, texture, or character: a bald spot.
5. a place; locality: the spot where the explorers landed.
6. Also called spot′ announce`ment. a brief radio or television message inserted between programs or segments of a program.
7. a position in a sequence or hierarchy: an important spot in government.
8.
a. one of various traditional, geometric drawings of a club, diamond, heart, or spade on a playing card for indicating suit and value.
b. any playing card from a two through a ten.
9. a pip, as on dice or dominoes.
10. Chiefly Brit. Informal. a small quantity: a spot of tea.
11. a small croaker, Leiostomus xanthurus, of eastern U.S. shores.
12. an awkward or difficult position: in a bit of a spot.
v.t.
14. to stain or mark with spots.
15. to sully; blemish.
16. to mark with spots.
17. to remove a spot from.
18. to locate or identify by seeing; notice or detect: to spot an error; to spot a ship from afar.
19. to place or position on a particular place: to spot a billiard ball.
20. to scatter; disperse: to spot chairs here and there.
22.
a. to determine precisely: to spot enemy movements.
b. to correct (gunfire) for accuracy.
23. to grant an advantage to (an opponent).
24. Slang. to lend: Can you spot me twenty for tonight's game?
v.i.
25. to make a spot; stain: Ink spots badly.
26. to become spotted.
27. to act as a military spotter.
adj.
28.
a. pertaining to the point of origin of a local broadcast.
b. broadcast between announced programs.
29. made, paid, or delivered at once: a spot sale; spot goods.
Idioms:
1. in a tight or bad spot, in an uncomfortable or difficult predicament.
2. on the spot,
a. without delay; at once; instantly.
b. at the very place in question.
c. in a difficult or embarrassing position.
d. in a position of being held responsible.
[1150–1200; (n.) Middle English spotte, akin to Middle Dutch, Low German spot speck, Old Norse spotti bit]
spot′ta•ble, adj.

spot

1. To determine by observation, deviations of ordnance from the target for the purpose of supplying necessary information for the adjustment of fire.
2. To place in a proper location.
3. (DOD only) An approved shipboard helicopter landing site. See also ordnance.

spot


Past participle: spotted
Gerund: spotting

Imperative
spot
spot
Present
I spot
you spot
he/she/it spots
we spot
you spot
they spot
Preterite
I spotted
you spotted
he/she/it spotted
we spotted
you spotted
they spotted
Present Continuous
I am spotting
you are spotting
he/she/it is spotting
we are spotting
you are spotting
they are spotting
Present Perfect
I have spotted
you have spotted
he/she/it has spotted
we have spotted
you have spotted
they have spotted
Past Continuous
I was spotting
you were spotting
he/she/it was spotting
we were spotting
you were spotting
they were spotting
Past Perfect
I had spotted
you had spotted
he/she/it had spotted
we had spotted
you had spotted
they had spotted
Future
I will spot
you will spot
he/she/it will spot
we will spot
you will spot
they will spot
Future Perfect
I will have spotted
you will have spotted
he/she/it will have spotted
we will have spotted
you will have spotted
they will have spotted
Future Continuous
I will be spotting
you will be spotting
he/she/it will be spotting
we will be spotting
you will be spotting
they will be spotting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been spotting
you have been spotting
he/she/it has been spotting
we have been spotting
you have been spotting
they have been spotting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been spotting
you will have been spotting
he/she/it will have been spotting
we will have been spotting
you will have been spotting
they will have been spotting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been spotting
you had been spotting
he/she/it had been spotting
we had been spotting
you had been spotting
they had been spotting
Conditional
I would spot
you would spot
he/she/it would spot
we would spot
you would spot
they would spot
Past Conditional
I would have spotted
you would have spotted
he/she/it would have spotted
we would have spotted
you would have spotted
they would have spotted

spot

A directional lamp.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spot - a point located with respect to surface features of some regionspot - a point located with respect to surface features of some region; "this is a nice place for a picnic"; "a bright spot on a planet"
tomb, grave - a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone); "he put flowers on his mother's grave"
junction - the place where two or more things come together
birthplace, place of birth - the place where someone was born
polling place, polling station - a place where voters go to cast their votes in an election
end - one of two places from which people are communicating to each other; "the phone rang at the other end"; "both ends wrote at the same time"
hiding place - a place suitable for hiding something (such as yourself)
heights, high - a high place; "they stood on high and observed the countryside"; "he doesn't like heights"
hole-in-the-wall - a small unpretentious out-of-the-way place; "his office was a hole-in-the-wall"
holy, holy place, sanctum - a sacred place of pilgrimage
mecca - a place that attracts many visitors; "New York is a mecca for young artists"
nesting place - a place suitable for nesting
overlook - a high place affording a good view
crest, summit, top, peak, tip, crown - the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill); "the view from the peak was magnificent"; "they clambered to the tip of Monadnock"; "the region is a few molecules wide at the summit"
point - the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
rendezvous - a place where people meet; "he was waiting for them at the rendezvous"
scour - a place that is scoured (especially by running water)
service area - place on a highway providing garage services and eating and toilet facilities
showplace - a place that is frequently exhibited and visited for its historical interest or natural beauty
solitude - a solitary place
stop - a spot where something halts or pauses; "his next stop is Atlanta"
target area, target - the location of the target that is to be hit
puddle, pool - something resembling a pool of liquid; "he stood in a pool of light"; "his chair sat in a puddle of books and magazines"
zone - a locally circumscribed place characterized by some distinctive features
2.spot - a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising
section, subdivision - a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical); "he always turns first to the business section"; "the history of this work is discussed in the next section"
3.spot - an outstanding characteristic; "his acting was one of the high points of the movie"
characteristic - a distinguishing quality
4.spot - a blemish made by dirtspot - a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek"
blemish, mar, defect - a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body); "a facial blemish"
blotch, splodge, splotch - an irregularly shaped spot
fingermark, fingerprint - a smudge made by a (dirty) finger
inkblot - a blot made with ink
5.spot - a small contrasting part of somethingspot - a small contrasting part of something; "a bald spot"; "a leopard's spots"; "a patch of clouds"; "patches of thin ice"; "a fleck of red"
marking - a pattern of marks
speck, pinpoint - a very small spot; "the plane was just a speck in the sky"
nebula - (pathology) a faint cloudy spot on the cornea
splash - a patch of bright color; "her red hat gave her outfit a splash of color"
worn spot, fret - a spot that has been worn away by abrasion or erosion
plaque - (pathology) a small abnormal patch on or inside the body
macule, macula - a patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated; caused by various diseases
mock sun, parhelion, sundog - a bright spot on the parhelic circle; caused by diffraction by ice crystals; "two or more parhelia are usually seen at once"
macula, sunspot - a cooler darker spot appearing periodically on the sun's photosphere; associated with a strong magnetic field
facula - a large bright spot on the sun's photosphere occurring most frequently in the vicinity of sunspots
facula - a bright spot on a planet
6.spot - a section of an entertainment that is assigned to a specific performer or performance; "they changed his spot on the program"
section, subdivision - a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical); "he always turns first to the business section"; "the history of this work is discussed in the next section"
7.spot - a business establishment for entertainment; "night spot"
cabaret, night club, nightclub, nightspot, club - a spot that is open late at night and that provides entertainment (as singers or dancers) as well as dancing and food and drink; "don't expect a good meal at a cabaret"; "the gossip columnist got his information by visiting nightclubs every night"; "he played the drums at a jazz club"
clip joint - a place of entertainment where high prices are charged for poor entertainment
hot spot, hotspot - a lively entertainment spot
joint - a disreputable place of entertainment
business establishment, place of business - an establishment (a factory or an assembly plant or retail store or warehouse etc.) where business is conducted, goods are made or stored or processed or where services are rendered
8.spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
job, line of work, occupation, business, line - the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business"
academicianship - the position of member of an honorary academy
accountantship - the position of accountant
admiralty - the office of admiral
ambassadorship - the post of ambassador
apostleship - the position of apostle
apprenticeship - the position of apprentice
associateship - the position of associate (as in an office or academy)
attorneyship - the position of attorney
bailiffship - the office of bailiff
baronetage - the state of a baronet
bishopry, episcopate - the office and dignity of a bishop
cadetship - the position of cadet
caliphate - the office of a caliph
captaincy, captainship - the post of captain
cardinalship - the office of cardinal
chairmanship - the position of chairman
chancellorship - the office of chancellor
chaplaincy, chaplainship - the position of chaplain
chieftaincy, chieftainship - the position of chieftain
clerkship - the job of clerk
commandership, commandery - the position or office of commander
comptrollership - the position of comptroller
consulship - the post of consul
controllership - the position of controller
councillorship, councilorship - the position of council member
counsellorship, counselorship - the position of counselor
curacy - the position of a curate
curatorship - the position of curator
custodianship - the position of custodian
deanship, deanery - the position or office of a dean
directorship - the position of a director of a business concern
discipleship - the position of disciple
editorship - the position of editor
eldership - the office of elder
emirate - the office of an emir
fatherhood - the status of a father
fatherhood - the status of a religious leader
foremanship - the position of foreman
generalcy, generalship - the office and authority of a general
governorship - the office of governor
headship - the position of head
headship - the position of headmaster or headmistress
hot seat - a difficult position where you are subjected to stress and criticism
incumbency - the office of an incumbent
inspectorship - the office of inspector
instructorship - the position of instructor
internship - the position of a medical intern
judgeship, judicature - the position of judge
khanate - the position of a khan
lectureship - the post of lecturer
legateship, legation - the post or office of legate
legislatorship - the office of legislator
librarianship - the position of librarian
lieutenancy - the position of a lieutenant
magistracy, magistrature - the position of magistrate
managership - the position of manager
manhood - the status of being a man
marshalship - the post of marshall
mastership - the position of master
mayoralty - the position of mayor
messiahship - the position of messiah
moderatorship - the position of moderator
overlordship - the position of overlord
pastorship, pastorate - the position of pastor
peasanthood - the state of being a peasant; "the same homely dress she wore in the days of her peasanthood"
plum - a highly desirable position or assignment; "a political plum"
praetorship - the office of praetor
precentorship - the position of precentor
preceptorship - the position of preceptor
prefecture - the office of prefect
prelacy, prelature - the office or station of a prelate
9.spot - a slight attack of illnessspot - a slight attack of illness; "he has a touch of rheumatism"
attack - a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition; "an attack of diarrhea"
10.spot - a small piece or quantity of somethingspot - a small piece or quantity of something; "a spot of tea"; "a bit of paper"; "a bit of lint"; "I gave him a bit of my mind"
small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
11.spot - a mark on a die or on a playing card (shape depending on the suit)
playing card - one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games
marking, mark, marker - a distinguishing symbol; "the owner's mark was on all the sheep"
12.spot - a lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area; used to focus attention of a stage performer
lamp - an artificial source of visible illumination
theater light - any of various lights used in a theater
13.spot - a playing card with a specified number of pips on it to indicate its value; "an eight-spot"
eight-spot, eight - one of four playing cards in a deck with eight pips on the face
five, five-spot - a playing card or a domino or a die whose upward face shows five pips
four-spot, four - a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows four pips
nine-spot, nine - one of four playing cards in a deck with nine pips on the face
playing card - one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games
seven-spot, seven - one of four playing cards in a deck with seven pips on the face
six-spot, six - a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows six pips
ten-spot, ten - one of four playing cards in a deck with ten pips on the face
14.spot - an act that brings discredit to the person who does it; "he made a huge blot on his copybook"
error, fault, mistake - a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; "he made a bad mistake"; "she was quick to point out my errors"; "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"
Verb1.spot - catch sight of
sight, spy - catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes; "he caught sight of the king's men coming over the ridge"
2.spot - detect with the senses; "The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards"; "I can't make out the faces in this photograph"
resolve - make clearly visible; "can this image be resolved?"
discriminate - distinguish; "I could not discriminate the different tastes in this complicated dish"
3.spot - mar or impair with a flawspot - mar or impair with a flaw; "her face was blemished"
begrime, bemire, colly, dirty, grime, soil - make soiled, filthy, or dirty; "don't soil your clothes when you play outside!"
4.spot - make a spot or mark ontospot - make a spot or mark onto; "The wine spotted the tablecloth"
stain - produce or leave stains; "Red wine stains the table cloth"
change surface - undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface
splotch - blotch or spot
maculate, tarnish, defile, sully, stain - make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically; "The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air"; "Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man"
bespeckle, speckle - mark with small spots; "speckle the wall with tiny yellow spots"
bespatter, spatter - spot, splash, or soil; "The baby spattered the bib with food"
5.spot - become spotted; "This dress spots quickly"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
freckle - become freckled; "I freckle easily"
fox - become discolored with, or as if with, mildew spots
6.spot - mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition; "spot the areas that one should clearly identify"
mark - make or leave a mark on; "the scouts marked the trail"; "ash marked the believers' foreheads"
freckle - mark with freckles
dapple, mottle, cloud - colour with streaks or blotches of different shades

spot

noun
1. mark, stain, speck, scar, flaw, taint, blot, smudge, blemish, daub, speckle, blotch, discoloration The floorboards were covered with white spots.
2. pimple, blackhead, pustule, zit (slang), plook (Scot.), swelling, acne Never squeeze blackheads, spots or pimples.
3. (Informal, chiefly Brit.) bit, little, drop, bite, splash, small amount, tad, morsel, modicum We've given all the club members tea, coffee and a spot of lunch.
4. place, situation, site, point, position, scene, location, locality They returned to the remote spot where they had left him.
5. (Informal) predicament, trouble, difficulty, mess, plight, hot water (informal), quandary, tight spot In a tight spot there is no one I would sooner see than Frank.
verb
1. see, observe, catch sight of, identify, sight, recognize, detect, make out, pick out, discern, behold (archaic or literary), espy, descry He left the party seconds before smoke was spotted coming up the stairs.
2. mark, stain, dot, soil, dirty, scar, taint, tarnish, blot, fleck, spatter, sully, speckle, besmirch, splodge, splotch, mottle, smirch a brown shoe spotted with paint
3. spit, drizzle, rain lightly It starts to spot with rain.
a soft spot for fondness for, liking for, attachment to, love of, taste for, preference for, penchant for, weakness for, predilection for, fancy for, partiality for You've still got a soft spot for red-haired colleens.
on the spot immediately, instantly, at once, straight away, directly, without delay, without hesitation, forthwith, unhesitatingly, before you could say Jack Robinson (informal) He went to see the producer and they offered him the job on the spot.
Quotations
"Out, damned spot!" [William Shakespeare Macbeth]

spot

noun
1. A very small mark:
2. A mark of discredit or disgrace:
Archaic: attaint.
Idiom: a blot on one's escutcheon.
3. A particular portion of space chosen for something:
4. A post of employment:
Slang: gig.
5. Informal. A difficult, often embarrassing situation or condition:
Informal: bind, pickle.
verb
1. To mark or soil with spots:
2. To put in or assign to a certain position or location:
3. To perceive, especially barely or fleetingly:
4. To perceive and fix the identity of, especially with difficulty:
5. To look for and discover:
adjective
Having no particular pattern, purpose, organization, or structure:
Translations
بَثْرَه على الجِلْدبُقْعَةبُقْعَهكَميَّه صَغيرَهلَطْخَه
místopuntíkskvrnatrochavšimnout si
få øje påstedpletpriksmule
huomatanäppyläpaikkapilkkutahra
mjestoprištićspaziti
foltpetty
bletturbóla, bletturdoppakoma auga áòekkja, finna út
しみちょっと地点見つける
...을 찾아내다자리
apšviestiatrankinis patikrinimasdėmėtasdėmėtumasį bėdą
drupatiņaizsitumikonstatētneliels daudzumsnoteikt
krajmadežopazitipikaprepoznati
fläckplatsprickspotlightupptäcka
จุดพบเห็นสถานที่
đốmnơiphát hiện ra

spot

[spɒt]
A. N
1. (= dot) → lunar m
a red dress with white spotsun vestido rojo con lunares blancos
to have spots before one's eyestener la vista nublada
to knock spots off sbdar ciento y raya a algn, vencer fácilmente a algn
this can knock spots off yours any timeéste le da ciento y raya al tuyo en cualquier momento
2. (= stain, mark) → mancha f
spots of blood/greasemanchas de sangre/grasa
it made a spot on the tablehizo una mancha en la mesa
there's a spot on your shirttienes una mancha en la camisa
3. (Med) (= pimple) → grano m, granito m
she broke out or came out in spots (= pimples) → le salieron granos en la piel; (= rash) → le salió un sarpullido, le salieron granos en la piel
he's covered in spots (= pimples) → está lleno de granos; (= rash) → le ha salido un sarpullido por todo el cuerpo, está lleno de granos
measles spotsmanchas fpl de sarampión
see also beauty B
4. (= place) → sitio m, lugar m; (= scene) → escena f, escenario m
it's a lovely spot for a picnices un sitio or lugar precioso para un picnic
a tender spot on the armun punto or lugar sensible en el brazo
an accident black spotun punto negro para los accidentes
night spotcentro m nocturno
on the spot (= immediately) → en el acto; (= there) → en el mismo sitio
they gave her the job on the spotle dieron el trabajo en el acto
luckily they were able to mend the car on the spotafortunadamente consiguieron arreglar el coche allí mismo
the reporter was on the spotel reportero estaba presente
the firemen were on the spot in three minuteslos bomberos acudieron or llegaron en tres minutos
I always have to be on the spotestoy de servicio siempre
our man on the spotnuestro hombre sobre el terreno
to run on the spotcorrer en parada
to pay cash on the spot (US) → pagar al contado
his soft spotsu debilidad, su punto flaco, su lado flaco (LAm)
to have a soft spot for sbtener debilidad por algn
his weak spotsu debilidad, su punto flaco, su lado flaco (LAm)
to know sb's weak spotsconocer las debilidades de algn, saber de qué pie cojea algn
to touch a sore spottocar la fibra sensible, poner el dedo en la llaga
5. (Brit) (= small quantity) → poquito m, pizca f
just a spot, thanksun poquitín, gracias
a spot of botherun pequeño disgusto
he had a spot of bother with the policese metió en un lío con la policía
we had a spot of rain yesterdayayer se sintieron gotas de lluvia
we're in a spot of troubleestamos en un pequeño apuro
6. (= difficulty) → apuro m, aprieto m
to be in a (tight) spotestar en un apuro or aprieto
now I'm really on the spotahora me veo de verdad entre la espada y la pared
to put sb on the spot (= put in difficulty) → poner a algn en un apuro or aprieto; (= compromise) → comprometer a algn
7. (Rad, Theat, TV) (in show) → espacio m (Rad, TV) (= advertisement) → espacio m publicitario
8. (= spotlight) → foco m
B. VT
1. (with mud etc) → salpicar, manchar (with de)
2. (= notice) → darse cuenta de, notar; (= see) → observar, darse cuenta de; (= recognize) → reconocer; (= catch out) → coger, pillar
I spotted a mistakedescubrí un error
I spotted him at oncelo reconocí en seguida
to spot the winnerelegir al ganador
C. VI to spot with rainchispear
D. CPD spot cash Ndinero m contante
spot check Ncomprobación f en el acto, reconocimiento m rápido
see also spot-check spot market Nmercado m al contado
spot price Nprecio m de entrega inmediata
spot remover Nquitamanchas m inv
spot survey Ninspección f sorpresa

spot

[ˈspɒt]
n
(= mark) → tache f; (in pattern, on fabric, garment)pois m; (on domino, dice)point m
The leaves have orange spots underneath → Les feuilles ont des taches oranges sur le dessous.
She was wearing a red dress with white spots → Elle portait une robe rouge à pois blancs.
(= dirty mark) → tache f
There's a spot on your shirt → Il y a une tache sur ta chemise.
(= pimple) → bouton m
He's covered in spots → Il est couvert de boutons.
to come out in spots → se couvrir de boutons, avoir une éruption de boutons
(= place) → endroit m
It's a lovely spot for a picnic → C'est un endroit agréable pour un pique-nique., C'est un coin agréable pour un pique-nique.
on the spot (= at actual place) → sur place, sur les lieux
Luckily they were able to mend the car on the spot → Heureusement ils ont pu réparer la voiture sur place. (= immediately) → sur-le-champ
They gave her the job on the spot → Ils lui ont offert le poste sur-le-champ.
to run on the spot → courir sur place
to put sb on the spot → mettre qn dans l'embarras
in a tight spot (= in difficulty) → dans le pétrin
(mainly British) [rain, water] → goutte f; [glue] → touche f
a spot of (= bit) → un peu de
What about a spot of lunch?
BUT Et si on mangeait un bout?; Et si on mangeait un morceau?.
(in TV or radio show) (= slot) → numéro f
(also spot advertisement) → message m publicitaire, spot m publicitaire
vt (= notice) [+ person, object] → apercevoir; [+ mistake] → repérer
I spotted a mistake → J'ai repéré une faute.spot check ncontrôle m aléatoirespot-check [ˌspɒtˈtʃɛk] vtcontrôler de manière aléatoirespot fine namende f payable sur-le-champ

spot

n
(= dot)Tupfen m, → Punkt m; (on dice) → Punkt m; (Zool, Bot) → Fleck m, → Punkt m; (= stain) (on fruit) → Fleck m; (fig, on reputation, good name) → Makel m (→ on an +dat); a dress with spotsein getupftes or gepunktetes Kleid; spots of blood/greaseBlut-/Fettflecken pl; spots of inkTintenkleckse or -flecke pl; to knock spots off somebody/something (fig inf)jdn/etw in den Schatten stellen, jdn in die Tasche stecken (inf); to see spots before one’s eyesSternchen sehen; without a spot (or stain) (fig liter)makellos
(Med etc) → Fleck m; (= pimple)Pickel m; (= place)Stelle f; to break out or come out in spotsFlecken/Pickel bekommen
(= place)Stelle f; (= point)Punkt m; this is the spot where Rizzio was murderedan dieser Stelle or hier ist Rizzio ermordet worden; a pleasant spotein schönes Fleckchen (inf); on the spot (= at the scene)an Ort und Stelle; (= at once)auf der Stelle, sofort; our man on the spotunser Mann am Ort (des Geschehens) or vor Ort; on-the-spot investigation (= at the scene)Untersuchung fan Ort und Stelle; (= immediate)sofortige Untersuchung; an on-the-spot reportein Bericht vom Ort des Geschehens; an on-the-spot fineeine sofort or auf der Stelle zu bezahlende Geldstrafe
(Brit inf: = small quantity) a/the spot ofein/das bisschen; we had a spot of rain/a few spots of rainwir hatten ein paar Tropfen Regen; there was a spot of trouble/botheres gab etwas Ärger; we’re in a spot of botherwir haben Schwierigkeiten; why don’t you do a spot of work?warum arbeiten Sie nicht mal ein bisschen?; after a spot of bothernach einigen Schwierigkeiten; would you like a spot of lunch?möchten Sie eine Kleinigkeit zu Mittag essen?
(fig: = characteristic) → Punkt m, → Stelle f; weak spotschwache Stelle
(= difficulty)Klemme f; to be in a (tight) spotin der Klemme sitzen (inf), → in Schwulitäten sein (inf); to put somebody in a or on the spotjdn in Verlegenheit or Schwulitäten (inf)bringen
(in show) → Nummer f; (Rad, TV) → (ein paar Minuten) Sendezeit f; (for advertisement) → Werbespot m; (= announcement)Kurzmeldung f; he’s got a spot on that shower tritt in dieser Show auf; a three-minute TV spotdrei Minuten Sendezeit im Fernsehen, ein dreiminütiger Werbespot im Fernsehen
spots pl (Comm) → Lokowaren pl (spec), → sofort lieferbare Waren pl
(Billiards, on table) → Marke f; (also spot ball)Spielball m
(esp Theat, inf: = spotlight) → Scheinwerfer m
vt
(= notice, see)entdecken, sehen; (= pick out) signs, difference, opportunityerkennen; trends, talent, gapentdecken; mistake, bargainfinden; (Mil: = pinpoint) → ausmachen; to spot a winner (lit, fig)richtig tippen (inf)
(= stain)bespritzen
(Billiards) ballauf die Marke(n) setzen
vi
(Brit) it’s spotting (with rain)es tröpfelt
(= stain)Flecken bekommen, schmutzen

spot

:
spot business
n (Comm) → Lokogeschäft nt
spot cash
nsofortige Bezahlung; for spotgegen sofortige Bezahlung
spot check
nStichprobe f
spot-check
vtstichprobenweise untersuchen (→ for auf +acc); motoristsStichproben machen bei (→ for in Bezug auf +acc)
spot fine
nBußgeld nt (das sofort an Ort und Stelle bezahlt werden muss)
spot goods
plsofort lieferbare Waren pl, → Lokowaren pl (spec)
spot height
nHöhenangabe f

spot

:
spotlight vb: pret, ptp <spotlighted>
n (= lamp, in TV studio etc) → Scheinwerfer m; (small, in room etc) → Spot m, → Strahler m; (= light)Scheinwerferlicht nt, → Rampenlicht nt (also fig); (on car etc) → Suchscheinwerfer m; to be in the spot (lit)im Scheinwerferlicht or Rampenlicht stehen; (fig)im Rampenlicht der Öffentlichkeit stehen; to turn the spot on somebody/something (lit)die Scheinwerfer auf jdn/etw richten; (fig)die Aufmerksamkeit auf jdn/etw lenken; to come under the spot (fig)ins Rampenlicht der Öffentlichkeit geraten
vtanstrahlen; (fig)aufmerksam machen auf (+acc)
spot market
nSpotmarkt m, → Kassamarkt m
spot news
spot-on
adj (Brit inf) answer, analysisexakt, haarscharf richtig (inf); spot!richtig!, genau!; his guess was spoter hat es haarscharf getroffen
spot price
n (St Ex) → Kassapreis m
spot remover
nFleck(en)entferner m
spot survey
nStichprobenuntersuchung f

spot

[spɒt]
1. n
a. (dot) → puntino; (on dress) → pois m inv, pallino; (stain, also) (fig) → macchia
a material with blue spots → una stoffa a pallini or pois blu
to knock spots off sb (fig) (fam) → dare dei punti a qn
to have spots before one's eyes → vedere dei puntini
b. (pimple) → foruncolo
to break or come out in spots → coprirsi di foruncoli
c. (place) → posto
a pleasant spot → un bel posto
to have a tender spot on the arm → avere un punto dolorante nel braccio
the reporter was on the spot → il reporter era sul posto
the firemen were on the spot in 3 minutes → i pompieri sono arrivati sul posto in 3 minuti
an on-the-spot broadcast → una trasmissione in diretta
to do sth on the spot → fare qc immediatamente or lì per lì
to be in a (tight) spot (fig) → essere nei guai or nei pasticci
to put sb in a spot or on the spot (fig) → mettere in difficoltà qn
that's my weak spot (fig) → è il mio punto debole
d. (Brit) (fam) (small amount) a spot ofun po'di; (of milk, wine) → un goccio di
just a spot, thanks → solo un goccio, grazie
we had a spot of rain yesterday → c'è stata qualche goccia di pioggia ieri
would you like a spot of lunch? → vuoi mangiare un boccone?
to have a spot of bother → avere noie
e. (Radio, Theatre, TV) (in show) → numero (Radio, TV) (advertisement) → spot m inv (pubblicitario)
f. (fam) (also spotlight) → faretto
2. vt
a. (speckle) to spot (with)macchiare (di)
b. (notice, see, mistake, person in a crowd) → notare; (car, person in the distance) → scorgere; (recognize, winner) → indovinare; (talent, sb's ability) → scoprire; (bargain) → riconoscere

spot

(spot) noun
1. a small mark or stain (made by mud, paint etc). She was trying to remove a spot of grease from her skirt.
2. a small, round mark of a different colour from its background. His tie was blue with white spots.
3. a pimple or red mark on the skin caused by an illness etc. She had measles and was covered in spots.
4. a place or small area, especially the exact place (where something happened etc). There was a large number of detectives gathered at the spot where the body had been found.
5. a small amount. Can I borrow a spot of sugar?
verbpast tense, past participle ˈspotted
1. to catch sight of. She spotted him eventually at the very back of the crowd.
2. to recognize or pick out. No-one watching the play was able to spot the murderer.
ˈspotless adjective
very clean. a spotless kitchen.
ˈspotlessly adverb
ˈspotlessness noun
ˈspotted adjective
marked or covered with spots. Her dress was spotted with grease; a spotted tie.
ˈspotty adjective
(of people) covered with spots. a spotty face / young man.
ˈspottiness noun
spot check
an inspection made without warning, especially on items chosen at random from a group. We only found out about the flaw during a spot check on goods leaving the factory.
ˈspotlight noun
(a lamp for projecting) a circle of light that is thrown on to a small area.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈspotlit, ~ˈspotlighted
1. to light with a spotlight. The stage was spotlit.
2. to show up clearly or draw attention to. The incident spotlighted the difficulties with which we were faced.
in a spot
in trouble. His failure to return the papers on time put her in a spot.
on the spot
1. at once. She liked it so much that she bought it on the spot; (also adjective) an on-the-spot decision.
2. in the exact place referred to; in the place where one is needed. It was a good thing you were on the spot when he had his heart attack; (also adjective) tour on-the-spot reporter.
3. (especially with put) in a dangerous, difficult or embarrassing position. The interviewer's questions really put the Prime Minister on the spot.
spot on
very accurate or exactly on the target. His description of Mary was spot on!

spot

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spot

n. mancha, marca, pápula;
blind ___punto ciego;
liver ______ hepática;
v. [stain] manchar; [notice] notar.

spot

n mancha
References in classic literature ?
As she spoke, Amy showed the handsome flask which replaced the cheap one, and looked so earnest and humble in her little effort to forget herself that Meg hugged her on the spot, and Jo pronounced her `a trump', while Beth ran to the window, and picked her finest rose to ornament the stately bottle.
Into the old man's mind had come the notion that now he could bring from God a word or a sign out of the sky, that the pres- ence of the boy and man on their knees in some lonely spot in the forest would make the miracle he had been waiting for almost inevitable.
Tom fired bullet after bullet from his wonderful rifle into the spot, but though he killed some of the alligators this did not save the man's life.
Soon after Peter renewed his note, Pavel strained himself lifting timbers for a new barn, and fell over among the shavings with such a gush of blood from the lungs that his fellow workmen thought he would die on the spot.
Maybe your Gulf spirit will whisper to you in which of these islands the treasures are hidden--direct you to the very spot, perhaps.
At length the sun set in a flood of glory, behind the distant western hills, and as darkness drew its veil around the secluded spot the sounds of preparation diminished; the last light finally disappeared from the log cabin of some officer; the trees cast their deeper shadows over the mounds and the rippling stream, and a silence soon pervaded the camp, as deep as that which reigned in the vast forest by which it was environed.
There it was, too, that most of the deadly encounters with the white whale had taken place; there the waves were storied with his deeds; there also was that tragic spot where the monomaniac old man had found the awful motive to his vengeance.
He entered a dense wood, picked his pathless way to the centre of it, and sat down on a mossy spot under a spreading oak.
I can't do that; they'd have the black spot on me by then.
Suddenly the prince said to me, "Cousin, we have no time to lose; be so kind as to conduct this lady to a certain spot, where you will find a dome-like tomb, newly built.
At this spot Milady had come out of the wood, and entered the carriage.
Descending into the grotto, he lifted the stone, filled his pockets with gems, put the box together as well and securely as he could, sprinkled fresh sand over the spot from which it had been taken, and then carefully trod down the earth to give it everywhere a uniform appearance; then, quitting the grotto, he replaced the stone, heaping on it broken masses of rocks and rough fragments of crumbling granite, filling the interstices with earth, into which he deftly inserted rapidly growing plants, such as the wild myrtle and flowering thorn, then carefully watering these new plantations, he scrupulously effaced every trace of footsteps, leaving the approach to the cavern as savage-looking and untrodden as he had found it.