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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 ?
Your career of mischief is at an end," said the Retraction, drawing his club, rolling up his sleeves, and spitting on his hands.
Twice two makes four is a pert coxcomb who stands with arms akimbo barring your path and spitting.
He was staring at her with bristling hair, recognizing her for what she was, a cat, when she sprang again, her tail the size of a large man's arm, all claws and spitting fury and vindictiveness.
He was to be saved for nobler sport than this, and the first wave of their passion having subsided they contented themselves with crying out taunts and insults and spitting upon him.
There was a gurgle in his throat and he was spitting blood.
It was all very well for half a dozen wolves to drive a lynx, spitting and bristling, up a tree; but it was quite a different matter for a lone wolf to encounter a lynx--especially when the lynx was known to have a litter of hungry kittens at her back.
In fact, it is possible for a third person to be very intimate, nay even to live long in the same house, with a married couple, who have any tolerable discretion, and not even guess at the sour sentiments which they bear to each other: for though the whole day may be sometimes too short for hatred, as well as for love; yet the many hours which they naturally spend together, apart from all observers, furnish people of tolerable moderation with such ample opportunity for the enjoyment of either passion, that, if they love, they can support being a few hours in company without toying, or if they hate, without spitting in each other's faces.
About eleven o'clock the next day, a mixed throng was gathered around the court-house steps,--smoking, chewing, spitting, swearing, and conversing, according to their respective tastes and turns,--waiting for the auction to commence.