verbo (past and past participle spilled or spilt)[with object]
- Shara's hand shook as she picked up a cup of coffee, spilling the now-cold liquid on the article she had just concluded.
- First she spilt the oil, then she broke a container, and finally, she spurted food coloring all over our bags.
- I place the mugs on a small wooden tray and carry it out to the divan, trying not to spill the hot liquid.
- She held his gaze until the tears spilled over onto her cheeks.
- Sophie sustained first, second and third degree burns when a bowl of boiling water spilled over her torso and legs.
- A choked sob caught in her throat, and she brought a hand up to her mouth as her eyes filled with tears that spilled over onto her reddened cheeks.
- The piece then moved and slid over, several empty cans spilled out.
- She wasn't in the bathroom and her purse had been left behind, sitting on the bedside dresser with its contents spilling out.
- Looking down, he saw his bookbag lying on its side, the top flap open and its contents spilled out.
- As I shuffled at a near run down the hall other students began to spill down that corridor, all trying to dash into their classrooms so as to avoid the same fate that I had a sinking feeling I would be receiving.
- The bell must have rung because students began spilling out from the school.
- Students spilled out of the classroom, some of them looking at me oddly.
- Kildare were presented with an opportunity when city keeper Jimmy Fyfe collected a through ball before inexplicably spilling the ball at the feet of Zeller.
- A dazzling move started by the winger was also unfortunately ended by the same pair of hands, clumsily spilling the ball whilst attempting to offload.
- Five minutes later a great tackle from John Cookson resulted in a Blackpool player spilling the ball.
- As Abby kept spilling information it was all making sense.
- Ariela glanced at Bull, to check if it was all right with him to spill information.
- The more I talked about myself, the more likely I would be to spill that information.
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- Clean both stone surfaces daily with a soft cloth using mild dish soap, and wipe off any spills immediately.
- Wipe up spills in the refrigerator promptly to avoid staining and odors.
- Following a regular maintenance schedule and wiping up any spills immediately should keep the interior of the car attractive and comfortable.
- Other refuges have been battered by oil drilling, toxic spills and massive floods, and few have had the political or financial muscle to defend themselves.
- And, once she had invented a slit valve that allowed liquid to be sucked out but prevented accidental spills, Mrs Haberman thought the hardest part was over.
- And an oil spill or industrial disaster can wipe out big chunks of the environment.
- At one point in the show he told amusingly of how he took a spill in the road, and some of the pages fell out and were scattered.
- One of the reasons I'm back right now riding after the terrible spill I had was the attachment I have to the horse that did this to me.
- Take, for instance, the minor scrapes you can get from a mishap in the free-weight room, or from a spill on your bike.
Old English spillan 'kill, destroy, waste, shed (blood'); of unknown origin.
spill the beans
- informal Reveal secret information unintentionally or indiscreetly.Example sentences
- In addition to telling us the good, the not-so-good and the surprising news about your relationship with food, you also spilled the beans on your deepest, darkest dieting secrets.
- The girls scampered outside to play, so Laurie couldn't pump them for information - little children will usually spill the beans without meaning to.
- I am certainly disappointed that since her death so many people that she trusted have broken that trust and for financial gain have spilt the beans.
spill (someone's) blood
- Kill or wound people.Example sentences
- ‘Stop spilling our blood so we can stop spilling your blood,’ the message added.
- He's talking about a man who spilled his blood for the United States of America.
- They spilt their blood on foreign lands for us so that we can be free of oppression and divisiveness and so that this nation can be united.
spill one's guts
- informal Reveal copious information to someone in an uninhibited way.Example sentences
- She spills her guts and begs him not to tell Izzy.
- There's something inherently unglamorous about someone sitting in front of a screen, spilling their guts.
- But spilling my guts on an Internet blog diary everyday is not something that I'm into.
Verbos con partícula
- (Of a bad situation or strong emotion) reach a point at which it can no longer be controlled or contained: years of frustration spilled over into violenceMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Video footage of her killing has made her into a symbol of the struggle for democracy, which this year spilt over into violence.
- Most news media have conducted a blackout of the attacks, which some said have spilled over into the streets.
- Their enthusiasm spilled over the footlights, enthusiasm always does.
- Example sentences
- The service responds to fires, road traffic accidents, rescues, flooding incidents, oil spillages etc., throughout the county and on occasion incidents in adjoining counties.
- An ever increasing proportion of call outs now relate to non-fire incidents - road and rail accidents, chemical spillages, traumas caused by extreme weather conditions and so on.
- They would, he said, ignore environmental protection services, including petrol and chemical spillages, and possibly also road traffic accidents.
- Example sentences
- As everyone awkwardly shifted their tray tables so she could go to the bathroom and wash up, the spiller grabbed her dinner rolls from her tray.
- The only excitement we've had is those spillers.
- ‘How strange and inconsistent are the prejudices of man,’ she exclaims, ‘here is a warrior - a spiller of human life by profession… yet he shudders at the thought of adding one murder more to the many already committed ’.
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Middle English (in the sense 'sharp fragment of wood'): obscurely related to spile. The current sense dates from the early 19th century.
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