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1. spit

verb. ['ˈspɪt'] expel or eject (saliva or phlegm or sputum) from the mouth.

Synonyms

  • ptyalise
  • spit up
  • ptyalize
  • spue
  • expectorate
  • cough out
  • spew
  • spit out

Antonyms

  • yield
  • surrender
  • change
  • fauna

Etymology

  • spittan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • spitu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Spit

  • transmit
  • resubmit
  • presplit
  • recommit
  • readmit
  • clampitt
  • submit
  • mcnitt
  • boblitt
  • unfit
  • splitt
  • split
  • savitt
  • remit
  • refit
  • politte
  • permit
  • legit
  • lafitte
  • laffitte
  • it-wit
  • gillett
  • douthitt
  • douthit
  • dewitt
  • devitt
  • davitt
  • commit
  • burditt
  • befit

Example sentences of the word spit


1. Verb, base form
Each player must spit the water into the bucket and race back to the team.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Rock the trumpet back and forth to ensure that all the spit comes out.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Chewing gum isn’t digestible; that’s why we spit it out.

Quotes containing the word spit


1. Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.
- H.L. Mencken, Prejudices: First Series

2. Well, spit on my empty grave--if it ain't the attack of the Disney princesses!
- Amy Plum, Die for Me

3. ... And these childrenthat you spit onas they try to change their worldsare immune to your consultations.They're quite awareof what they're going through...
- David Bowie

2. spit

verb. ['ˈspɪt'] utter with anger or contempt.

Synonyms

  • let loose
  • let out
  • emit
  • spit out

Antonyms

  • artificial language
  • defeat
  • unfasten
  • unpin

Etymology

  • spittan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • spitu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. spit

noun. ['ˈspɪt'] a skewer for holding meat over a fire.

Synonyms

  • turnspit
  • stand
  • skewer
  • brochette

Antonyms

  • shout
  • specify
  • mitigated
  • incomplete

Etymology

  • spittan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • spitu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. spit

verb. ['ˈspɪt'] drive a skewer through.

Synonyms

  • skewer

Etymology

  • spittan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • spitu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. spit

noun. ['ˈspɪt'] the act of spitting (forcefully expelling saliva).

Synonyms

  • ejection
  • forcing out
  • expulsion
  • spitting
  • expectoration

Antonyms

  • keep down
  • dry
  • saltwater
  • close up

Etymology

  • spittan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • spitu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. spit

verb. ['ˈspɪt'] rain gently.

Synonyms

  • rain down
  • spatter
  • sprinkle
  • patter
  • rain

Etymology

  • spittan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • spitu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. spit

noun. ['ˈspɪt'] a narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea.

Synonyms

  • sand
  • tongue
  • cape

Antonyms

  • disallow
  • lie
  • sit
  • sit down

Etymology

  • spittan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • spitu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. spit

noun. ['ˈspɪt'] 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.

Synonyms

  • secretion
  • ptyalin
  • drivel
  • tobacco juice
  • salivary gland
  • drool
  • dribble
  • spittle
  • saliva

Antonyms

  • keep quiet
  • take in
  • absorb
  • undercharge

Etymology

  • spittan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • spitu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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