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Related to spilt: crying over spilt milk
A past tense and a past participle of spill1.
a past tense and past participle of spill1
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.
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.
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]
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]