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spot British & World English

A small round or roundish mark, differing in colour or texture from the surface around it

spot English Thesaurus

the dog was white with black spots

see something a mile off British & World English

Recognize something very easily

a tight corner British & World English

A difficult situation

G spot British & World English

A sensitive area of the anterior wall of the vagina believed by some to be highly erogenous and capable of ejaculation

spot on British & World English

Completely accurate or accurately

spot on English Thesaurus

Evert's prediction was spot on

find-spot British & World English

The place where an object is found

high spot British & World English

The most enjoyable or significant part of an experience or period of time

leaf spot British & World English

Any of a large number of fungal, bacterial, or viral plant diseases which cause leaves to develop discoloured spots

oil spot British & World English

A silvery marking on brown Chinese porcelain (especially of the Song period) caused by precipitation of iron in firing

spot ball British & World English

One of two white cue balls, distinguished from the other by two black spots

spot-buy British & World English

Pay for (a currency or commodity) immediately after a sale is made

spot-free British & World English

Without blemishes, marks, or pimples

spot kick British & World English

Another term for penalty kick.

spot news British & World English

News reported of events as they occur

spot-weld British & World English

Join by welding at a number of separate points

soft spot English Thesaurus

Fabia had a soft spot for dogs

beauty spot British & World English

A place known for its beautiful scenery

black spot British & World English

A place or area marked by a particular trouble or concern

blind spot British & World English

The point of entry of the optic nerve on the retina, insensitive to light

coral spot British & World English

A common fungal disease of trees and shrubs, appearing as numerous minute pink or dark red cushion-like bodies on the twigs and branches and causing dieback

liver spot British & World English

A small brown spot on the skin, especially as caused by a skin condition such as lentigo

in a spot British & World English

In a difficult situation

spot check British & World English

A test made without warning on a randomly selected subject

spot-fixing British & World English

(In sport) the action or practice of dishonestly determining the outcome of a specific part of a match or game before it is played

spot height British & World English

The altitude of a point, especially as shown on a map

spot meter British & World English

A photometer that measures the intensity of light received within a cone of small angle, usually 2° or less

sweet spot British & World English

The point or area on a bat, club, or racket at which it makes most effective contact with the ball

yellow spot British & World English

The region of greatest visual acuity around the fovea of the eye; the macula lutea (see macula)

spot check New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen as verb)

penalty spot British & World English

The point within the penalty area from which penalty kicks are taken

trouble spot British & World English

A place where difficulties regularly occur, especially a country or area where there is a continuous cycle of violence

chocolate spot British & World English

A fungal disease affecting field and broad beans, characterized by dark brown spots on all parts of the plant

hit the spot British & World English

Be exactly what is required

on the spot British & World English

Without any delay; immediately

Great Red Spot British & World English

A weather system on the planet Jupiter which measures over 10,000 km across and has persisted at least since the beginning of telescopic observations

spot advertising British & World English

Television advertising occupying a short break during or between programmes

wireless hot spot British & World English

An area with a usable signal to allow wireless connection to the Internet or some other computer network

Gloucester Old Spot British & World English

A pig of a white breed with black spots, now rarely kept commercially

Johnny-on-the-spot British & World English

A person who is at hand whenever needed

have a soft spot for British & World English

Be fond of or affectionate towards

put someone on the spot British & World English

Force someone into a situation in which they must make a difficult decision or answer a difficult question

rooted in root1 British & World English

Cause (someone) to stand immobile through fear or amazement

in a spot in spot British & World English

In a difficult situation

rivet British & World English

Fix (someone or something) so as to make them incapable of movement

on the spot in spot British & World English

Without any delay; immediately

hit the spot in spot British & World English

Be exactly what is required


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