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1. spill

verb. ['ˈspɪl'] cause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container.

Synonyms

  • slop
  • run out
  • shed
  • displace
  • move
  • disgorge

Antonyms

  • deflate
  • increase
  • lengthen
  • expand

Etymology

  • spillan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Spill

  • quenneville
  • gaitskill
  • pudwill
  • overbill
  • mcmil
  • mcdill
  • macdill
  • jabril
  • instill
  • grabill
  • goodwill
  • gambill
  • fulfill
  • downhill
  • distill
  • distil
  • courville
  • brizill
  • brazil
  • belleville
  • bastille
  • waddill
  • uphill
  • until
  • tamil
  • tallil
  • sunil
  • seville
  • refill
  • newill

Example sentences of the word spill


1. Verb, base form
Spin the filter off using your hands being careful not to spill any of the oil inside of it.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Make sure the gas spill does not reach the storm sewer system.

Quotes containing the word spill


1. New Yorkers love it when you spill your guts out there. Spill your guts at Wimbledon and they make you stop and clean it up.
- Jimmy Connors

2. You know, it's hard work to write a book. I can't tell you how many times I really get going on an idea, then my quill breaks. Or I spill ink all over my writing tunic.
- Ellen DeGeneres, The Funny Thing Is...

3. I let coffee drip into my mouth the same way I fall in love—slowly, as I wring out my shirt before going to scrub off the 32-ounce spill. I’m as romantic as a free-refill station that’s out of sugar, cream, and stirring sticks.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

2. spill

verb. ['ˈspɪl'] flow, run or fall out and become lost.

Synonyms

  • slop
  • well over
  • run
  • overflow
  • overrun
  • brim over
  • flow
  • run over
  • run out
  • course
  • feed

Antonyms

  • switch on
  • strengthen
  • undiluted
  • uncastrated

Etymology

  • spillan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. spill

verb. ['ˈspɪl'] cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over.

Synonyms

  • slop
  • seed
  • shed
  • disgorge
  • displace
  • move

Antonyms

  • keep quiet
  • man
  • close up
  • whisper

Etymology

  • spillan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. spill

noun. ['ˈspɪl'] a sudden drop from an upright position.

Synonyms

  • wipeout
  • tumble
  • fall
  • trip
  • pratfall

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • ebb
  • arrive
  • malfunction

Etymology

  • spillan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. spill

noun. ['ˈspɪl'] liquid that is spilled.

Antonyms

  • inflow

Etymology

  • spillan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. spill

noun. ['ˈspɪl'] the act of allowing a fluid to escape.

Synonyms

  • spillage
  • flow
  • stream

Antonyms

  • earned run
  • exempt
  • confine
  • fail

Etymology

  • spillan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. spill

verb. ['ˈspɪl'] reduce the pressure of wind on (a sail).

Synonyms

  • trim down
  • cut
  • bring down
  • trim
  • cut down
  • reduce
  • cut back

Antonyms

  • efflux
  • motionlessness
  • begin
  • continue

Etymology

  • spillan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. spill

verb. ['ˈspɪl'] pour out in drops or small quantities or as if in drops or small quantities.

Synonyms

  • pour
  • shed

Antonyms

  • specify
  • associate
  • thicken

Etymology

  • spillan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. spill

noun. ['ˈspɪl'] a channel that carries excess water over or around a dam or other obstruction.

Synonyms

  • conduit
  • wasteweir

Antonyms

  • idle
  • integrate
  • stay

Etymology

  • spillan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. spill

verb. ['ˈspɪl'] reveal information.

Synonyms

  • blab
  • peach
  • spill the beans
  • talk
  • babble
  • tell
  • sing
  • let the cat out of the bag
  • babble out
  • tattle

Antonyms

  • breastfeed
  • bottlefeed
  • abstain
  • denitrify

Etymology

  • spillan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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