spit /ˈspɪt/ 動詞
1. A long, slender, pointed rod, usually of iron, for holding meat while roasting.
2. A small point of land running into the sea, or a long, narrow shoal extending from the shore into the sea; as, a spit of sand.
3. The depth to which a spade goes in digging; a spade; a spadeful. [Prov. Eng.]
Spit, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spitted; p. pr. & vb. n. Spitting.]
1. To thrust a spit through; to fix upon a spit; hence, to thrust through or impale; as, to spit a loin of veal. “Infants spitted upon pikes.”
2. To spade; to dig. [Prov. Eng.]
Spit, v. i. To attend to a spit; to use a spit. [Obs.]
She's spitting in the kitchen. --Old Play.
Spit, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spit (Spat, archaic); p. pr. & vb. n. Spitting.]
1. To eject from the mouth; to throw out, as saliva or other matter, from the mouth. “Thus spit I out my venom.”
2. To eject; to throw out; to belch.
Note: ☞ Spitted was sometimes used as the preterit and the past participle. “He . . . shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on.”
Spit, n. The secretion formed by the glands of the mouth; spitle; saliva; sputum.
Spit, v. i.
1. To throw out saliva from the mouth.
2. To rain or snow slightly, or with sprinkles.
It had been spitting with rain. --Dickens.
To spit on or To spit upon, to insult grossly; to treat with contempt. “Spitting upon all antiquity.”
n 1: a narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea [syn: tongue]
2: a clear liquid secreted into the mouth by the salivary
glands and mucous glands of the mouth; moistens the mouth
and starts the digestion of starches [syn: saliva, spittle]
3: a skewer for holding meat over a fire
4: the act of spitting (forcefully expelling saliva) [syn: spitting,
v 1: expel or eject (saliva or phlegm or sputum) from the mouth;
"The father of the victim spat at the alleged murderer"
[syn: ptyalize, ptyalise, spew, spue]
2: utter with anger or contempt [syn: spit out]
3: rain gently; "It has only sprinkled, but the roads are
slick" [syn: sprinkle, spatter, patter, pitter-patter]
4: drive a skewer through; "skewer the meat for the BBQ" [syn:
[also: spitting, spitted, spat]