There are 3 main translations of spit in German:

Share this entry

spit 1

British English: /spɪt/
American English: /spɪt/

intransitive verb -tt-, spat Pronunciation: / spæt / or spit

  • 1 he spat in his enemy's face
    er spuckte seinem Feind ins Gesicht
    it makes you [want to] spit
    es kann einen auf die Palme bringen
    [colloquial]
  • 2
    (make angry noise)
    spit at somebody
    jemanden anfauchen
  • 3 (rain lightly) See examples:spit [down]
    [colloquial]

transitive verb -tt-, spat or spit

  • 1 spit something at somebody
    mit etwas nach jemandem spucken
  • 2 [figurative] (utter angrily) See examples:spit defiance at somebody
    jemanden trotzig anfauchen

noun

  • 2
    (spittle)
    Spucke, die
    spit and polish (cleaning work)
    Putzen und Reinigen
    Wienern, das
    all that spit and polish in the army
    das ewige Putzen und Wienern in der Armee

Phrasal verbs

spit out

transitive verb spit something out
etwas ausspucken
spit out curses at somebody
jemandem die Flüche nur so ins Gesicht spucken
she spat out the words
sie spuckte die Worte nur so aus
spit it out! [figurative]
[colloquial]
spuck es aus!
[colloquial]

Definition of spit in:

Share this entry

 

There are 3 main translations of spit in German:

Share this entry

spit 2

noun

  • 1
    (point of land)
    Halbinsel, die

transitive verb -tt-

Definition of spit in:

Share this entry

 

There are 3 main translations of spit in German:

Share this entry

spit 3

noun

  • (spade-depth)
    Spatentiefe, die

Definition of spit in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score:
    Word of the day haughty
    Pronunciation: ˈhɔːti
    adjective
    arrogantly superior and disdainful