(Especially as a comic technique) an act of suddenly spitting out liquid one is drinking in response to something funny or surprising: the goofy script and flat characters would never fly without all the spit takes and pratfalls If I’d been drinking something when she said that, I’d have done a spit take
More example sentences
- It was amazing that neither he nor Denny were hit by Richard's spit take.
- I can still see the look on his face as he nearly did a spit take with his Martini.
- Dino takes a sip of the apple juice and does a spit take.
Definition of spit take in:
- The US English dictionary