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British English: /spɪl/
American English: /spɪl/

Translation of spill in French:


transitive verb prét, pp spilt ou spilled

  • 1 (pour) (overturn)
    (drip) (liquid)
    to spill something from ou out of a bottle/cup
    renverser une bouteille/tasse
    to spill something on(to) ou over
    renverser quelque chose sur
    (surface, object, person)
  • 2 (disgorge)
    (oil, rubbish, chemical) into dans on(to sur
    to spill wind from a sail
    étouffer une voile

intransitive verb

  • also: prét, pp spilt ou spilled
    (empty out)
    (contents, liquid, light, chemicals)
    se répandre
    onto sur into dans
    to spill from ou out of
    tears spilled down her cheeks
    les larmes coulaient sur ses joues
    to spill (out) into ou onto the street
    [figurative] (crowds, people)
    se répandre dans la rue
    the wind spilled from the sail
    la voile s'est déventée


(it's) no use crying over spilt milk

ça ne sert à rien de pleurer sur ce qui est fait

to spill the beans

to spill blood

Phrasal verbs

spill down

tomber à grosses gouttes

spill out

1 spill out
(liquid, lava, contents)
se répandre
all their secrets came spilling out
tous leurs secrets ont été étalés au grand jour
2 spill out [something], spill [something] out
[figurative] (secrets)

spill over

onto sur
to spill over into
[figurative] (area of activity, relationship, street, region)
(looting, hostility)

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