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verb American English pronunciation: spit /spɪt/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyspit
he/she/itspits
present participlespitting
past tensespit or spat
past participlespit or spat
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to force some of the clear liquid called saliva out from your mouth

    Dino leaned over and spat on the ground.

    The woman spat and shouted insults as they passed by.

    1. a.

      spit

      or

      spit out

      [transitive] to force something such as food or drink out from your mouth, especially because it is unpleasant or harmful

      Kary spit the squash back onto her plate.

      It was disgusting – he just chewed them all up and spat them out again.

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to make a series of quick loud noises, especially when forcing small pieces of something into the air

    The machine spat chips of wood onto the ground.

    mud spitting from the tires of our bikes

  3. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] [usually progressive] British to rain just a little. The American word is sprinkle.
  4. 4

    spit

    or

    spit out

    [transitive] mainly literary to say something quickly and angrily

    Politicians spat insults at each other during the debate.

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