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Synonyms for spit

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spit, tongue(noun)

    a narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea

    spittle, expectoration, glossa, lingua, spitting, tongue, saliva, clapper, natural language, knife

  2. saliva, spit, spittle(noun)

    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

    saliva, tongue, spitting, spittle, expectoration

  3. spit(noun)

    a skewer for holding meat over a fire

    saliva, tongue, spitting, spittle, expectoration

  4. spit, spitting, expectoration(verb)

    the act of spitting (forcefully expelling saliva)

    saliva, tongue, spitting, spittle, expectoration

  5. spit, ptyalize, ptyalise, spew, spue(verb)

    expel or eject (saliva or phlegm or sputum) from the mouth

    "The father of the victim spat at the alleged murderer"

    cat, puke, throw up, honk, chuck, sprinkle, sick, skewer, disgorge, cast, spew out, spit out, vomit, regurgitate, vomit up, ptyalize, spue, upchuck, eruct, pitter-patter, purge, barf, ptyalise, spew, be sick, spatter, retch, patter, regorge

  6. spit, spit out(verb)

    utter with anger or contempt

    cough out, sprinkle, spit up, skewer, spue, spit out, splutter, ptyalize, sputter, pitter-patter, ptyalise, spew, spatter, cough up, expectorate, patter

  7. sprinkle, spit, spatter, patter, pitter-patter(verb)

    rain gently

    "It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick"

    swash, sprinkle, dot, skewer, spit out, ptyalize, spue, plash, spatter, pitter-patter, scatter, ptyalise, sparge, patter, besprinkle, dust, spew, bespatter, disperse, splash, splosh, splatter

  8. skewer, spit(verb)

    drive a skewer through

    "skewer the meat for the BBQ"

    spew, patter, spatter, sprinkle, pitter-patter, skewer, spit out, spue, ptyalize, ptyalise

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. spit(v. n.)

    spawl, sputter

  2. spit(n.)

    spittle, saliva, spawl

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. spit(n)

    spittle, sputum, saliva

    Associated words:
    salivary, salivous, salivant, salivate, salivation, ptyalin

  2. spit(v)

    expectorate, spawl, sputter, eject

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "spit":

    spitting, spatin, saliva, spat, sputum, brooch, slime, arrow, isthmus

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How to use spit in a sentence?

  1. Nicholas Connole:

    They actually spit on me and my service dog as well, and that’s just so disrespectful and it hurts.

  2. Eric Swalwell:

    The American people saw the police officers who were beaten and spit on and stampeded -- 50 of them injured and almost 20 of them hospitalized, one of them killed. The cafeteria workers who ran for their lives as well. There's a lot of witnesses to this crime.

  3. Korn Ornprasert:

    They have no discipline. They throw cigarette butts and spit in public, i would rather give a tour to other nationalities than to mainland Chinese.

  4. Mark Kris:

    I just thought Watson spit out answers to questions like ‘ Who won the 1947 World Series ? ’ but that’s not really what it does. What it does is solve a problem with a specific kind of certainty. You know the answer is the right answer. It can determine everybody’s favorite color is blue by reading that information quickly from five different books and correlating all of that data.

  5. Russian Proverb:

    Do not spit in the well - you may be thirsty by and by.

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Translations for spit

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  • spoegAfrikaans
  • بَصَقَ, تَفَّ, تَفَلَ, بَزَقَArabic
  • tüpürməkAzerbaijani
  • наплява́ць, пляво́к, плю́нуць, каса́, слі́на, плява́цьBelarusian
  • плю́нка, слю́нкаBulgarian
  • escopirCatalan, Valencian
  • plivat, špíz, slina, plivnout, plivnutíCzech
  • tange, spid, spyt, spytteDanish
  • Landzunge, Spieß, Speichel, spucken, Nehrung, SpuckeGerman
  • σούβλα, φτύνωGreek
  • kraĉiEsperanto
  • espetar, escupir, asadorSpanish
  • sülitama, maasäärEstonian
  • تف کردن, گردنا, سیخ, تفPersian
  • sylkäistä, kynnäs, syljeskellä, sylkeäFinnish
  • cracher, crachement, broche, crachatFrench
  • fliberWestern Frisian
  • bior, caith seileIrish
  • smugaidScottish Gaelic
  • cuspir, esputoGalician
  • רוק, ירק, יריקהHebrew
  • थूकना, थूकHindi
  • köpHungarian
  • շամփուր, թուք, թքելArmenian
  • ludahIndonesian
  • spýta, hrækjaIcelandic
  • girarrosto, sputare, spiedoItalian
  • [[つば]]を[[吐く]], 串, 唾, 吐くJapanese
  • გადაფურთხება, ფურთხი, შეფურთხება, მიფურთხება, შამფური, ნაფურთხი, დაფურთხებაGeorgian
  • түкіру, түкіртуKazakh
  • ស្តោះទឹកមាត់, ស្ដោះKhmer
  • 침, [[침]]을[[뱉다]], 뱉다Korean
  • түкүрүүKyrgyz
  • conspuo, spuo, veru, sputoLatin
  • ຂາກ, ຖຸຽ, ຄາຍLao
  • nerija, spjautiLithuanian
  • spļautLatvian
  • tūpahipahi, hukiMāori
  • спруд, плу́нка, ‘рка, плу́кање, ра́жен, плу́канка, плу́каMacedonian
  • нулимахMongolian
  • थूक, थूकणेMarathi
  • ludah, ludahanMalay
  • ထွေးBurmese
  • spidd, spytteNorwegian
  • spuwsel, spit, spuwen, speeksel, spuug, spugenDutch
  • spiddNorwegian Nynorsk
  • escupOccitan
  • mierzeja, splunięcie, rożen, ślina, plućPolish
  • espeto, cuspe, saliva, cuspirPortuguese
  • thuqay, aqtuyQuechua
  • spidarRomansh
  • scuipa, frigare, scuipatRomanian
  • коса́, плево́к, наплева́ть, ве́ртел, слюна́, плю́нуть, плева́ть, шампу́р, слю́нкаRussian
  • pljuvačka, rážanj, пљувачка, pljȕvati, ра́жањ, слина, пљу̏вати, slinaSerbo-Croatian
  • slina, pľuťSlovak
  • pljuvati, slinaSlovene
  • pështyjAlbanian
  • spett, spott, spottaSwedish
  • துப்புTamil
  • туф карданTajik
  • ถุย, ขากThai
  • tüýkürmekTurkmen
  • tükürmek, şişTurkish
  • плюва́ти, коса́, плю́нути, роже́н, сли́на, шампу́р, плюво́к, наплюва́тиUkrainian
  • تھوکناUrdu
  • six, tupurmoqUzbek
  • khạc nhổ, nhổ, nước bọtVietnamese
  • spuk, spukön, länalineg, spukotVolapük
  • fela, phimisaZulu

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