- 1 uncountable/no numerable (saliva) saliva (feminine) spit and polish (attention to neatness, appearance) pulcritud (feminine) all that table needs is a bit of spit and polish lo que le hace falta a esa mesa es una buena limpieza to be the (dead) spit of sb ser* el vivo retrato de algn, ser* clavado a algn [colloquial/familiar] image1 3 1More example sentences
- I brought up all this phlegm and spit into my mouth, and at first it was so, so foul I nearly choked.
- Old Bruce is not happy to be reminded that he was once a porky loser who talks as if his mouth is full of spit and looks like a living donut.
- I spit on the ground to get the tastes of acid and hate out of my mouth and my spit burned a hole in the sidewalk.
- 2 countable/numerable (for roasting) asador (masculine) (en forma de varilla) espetón (m), spiedo (m) (Southern Cone/Cono Sur)More example sentences
- He was just hungry and curious enough to follow his nose and went down a new alley, coming upon an Arab with an eye patch over one eye, cooking a hunk of meat on a spit over a open fire.
- We bury the skin, fur, head and entrails using a shovel we brought, and then set the meat roasting on a spit on the fire.
- Egyptian-style kebabs have chunks of lamb seasoned in onion, marjoram and freshly squeezed lemon juice, and roasted on a spit over an open fire.
- 3 countable/numerable (of sand) barra (f), banco (m); (of land) punta (f), lengua (f)More example sentences
- Check in at the exclusive Leela Goa Hotel, which straddles a narrow spit of land between the Sal River and the Arabian Sea in Mobor.
- Built on a narrow spit of land dividing Otter Lake from Goulding Lake, the cabin proved to be the perfect base.
- Consider Orford Ness, a lonely spit of land that was once the site of military tests and is now owned by the National Trust.
vi (present participle/participio presente spitting past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado, spat or (AmE esp) , spit)
- 1.1 [person/animal] escupir to spit
in/ onsth escupir enalgo she spat in his face le escupió a or en la cara he spat on the ground escupió en el suelo to spit atsb escupirle aalgn she spat at him le escupió it's within spitting distance of here está a dos pasos or a un paso de aquí she came within spitting distance of winning no ganó por un pelo [colloquial/familiar] image1 3 1More example sentences
More example sentences1.2 [fire/fat] chisporrotear the oil was spitting in the pan el aceite chisporroteaba en la sartén
- As reported in the Manchester Evening News, more than 1,600 station workers now have access to swabbing kits, which they can use to store saliva if a customer spits at them before sending it off for analysis.
- In April 2002, he was jailed for six weeks for contempt of court for spitting at a police liaison officer in court.
- He also received a further six weeks for contempt after spitting at a court official.
More example sentences1.3 [cat] bufar
- As soon as I was done, the cat started hissing and spitting and arched its back.
- He's charging the door of his box, growling, spitting, and hissing.
- It spat and hissed, coiling about on the ground in a demented and tortured agony.
- Ilea ruled the south icy realm, Aural the seas of the north, Inferna the parched lands of the west where fire spits from mountains, and Terrestra the forests of the East.
- A fire already spit in the fireplace as Alecaen took a seat on the plush blood red couch.
- It was stone cold within, but there was a pile of cut wood in one corner and soon he had a fire spitting and crackling, dancing weird patterns of red and yellow about the cabin.
vt (past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado spat)
- 1 [food/blood] escupir the volcano was still spitting ash and lava el volcán todavía arrojaba or escupía ceniza y lava she spat curses and obscenities at the guards les soltó una sarta de maldiciones y obscenidades a los guardiasMore example sentences
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- I am afraid to say that this revelation caused a certain amount of food to be spat out, and scenes of a boisterous nature which cannot be tolerated in polite society.
- I looked away from my reflection in the mirror, found a Kleenex, and spat the food in my mouth out.
- At occasional intervals the faces appear to spit water from their mouths, in a reference to more classical fountain designs.
- The pieces of meat are spitted on green twigs, which are stuck into the ground in front of a blazing log.
- Fire, the most basic source of radiant heat, has been known to man for many thousands of years, and was probably used to roast meat spitted on green wood far back into prehistory.
- Some minutes later, once the squirrels were spitted and roasting near the flames, Arun began his first ‘lesson.’