spitting


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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.
"I wouldn't have incommoded none of you, if I'd had my way." Then, they both laughed, and began cracking nuts, and spitting the shells about.
We also need a strong, concentrated campaign against paan spitting. Banners must be put up to remind people of the anti-social nature of 'paan' spitting.
The penalties included a hefty fine for anyone caught spitting in public, which has renewed a national debate over appropriate public behaviour.
The government will suggest to reduce a fines for spitting in public places, Vice Prime Minister Jenish Razakov said at the press conference today devoted to the provisions of the New Codes that came into force since 1 January 2019.
The 33-year-old apologised for the stamp - punished by a yellow card - but denies spitting at any player.
ACC Bacon said that, in 2017, 341 officers and staff were targeted in spitting incidents, with some waiting up to six months to find out if they had been infected as a result.
In 2017, 341 officers and staff were targeted in spitting incidents, exposing them to "serious potential health effects".
The Baguio City Council has already approved on first reading a proposal to ban chewing betel nut and spitting the 'momma' juice in public.