spilt


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spilt

 (spĭlt)
v.
A past tense and a past participle of spill1.

spilt

(spɪlt)
vb
a past tense and past participle of spill1

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]
References in classic literature ?
There was once a very old man, whose eyes had become dim, his ears dull of hearing, his knees trembled, and when he sat at table he could hardly hold the spoon, and spilt the broth upon the table-cloth or let it run out of his mouth.
As she spoke she tossed her head back, the Pail fell off it, and all the milk was spilt.
May I die," said the landlord at this, "if Don Quixote or Don Devil has not been slashing some of the skins of red wine that stand full at his bed's head, and the spilt wine must be what this good fellow takes for blood;" and so saying he went into the room and the rest after him, and there they found Don Quixote in the strangest costume in the world.