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Synonyms of 'spill'

(verb) 
He always spilled the drinks.
Synonyms
tip over
We grabbed it just as it was about to tip over.
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upset
bumping into him, and almost upsetting the ginger ale
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overturn
The lorry went out of control, overturned and smashed into a wall.
Two salmon fishermen died when their boat overturned.
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capsize
The sea got very rough and the boat capsized.
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knock over
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topple over
(verb) 
Definition
to pour from or as from a container by accident
A number of bags had split and were spilling their contents.
Synonyms
shed
Some of the trees were already beginning to shed their leaves.
, , ,
throw off
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disgorge
The ground had opened to disgorge a boiling stream of molten lava.
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spill or run over
(verb) 
Definition
to pour from or as from a container by accident
It doesn't matter if red wine spills on this floor.
Synonyms
slop
Some water slopped over the edge of the glass.
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flow
A stream flowed down into the valley.
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pour
Pour a small amount of water into a glass.
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run
cisterns to catch rainwater as it ran off the walls
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slosh
The water sloshed around the bridge.
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splosh
(verb) 
Definition
(of large numbers of people) to come out of a place
When the bell rings, more than 1,000 children spill from the classrooms.
Synonyms
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flood
Enquiries flooded in from all over the world.
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pour
The northern forces poured across the border.
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stream
Tears streamed down their faces.
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surge
The crowd surged out from the church.
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swarm
People swarmed to the shops, buying up everything in sight.
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crowd
A throng of fashionable young people crowded around the stage.
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teem
The wedding was supposed to be outside but it teemed with rain.
(noun) 
Definition
an amount of liquid spilt
An oil spill could be devastating for wildlife.
Synonyms
spillage
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leak
It's thought a gas leak may have caused the blast.
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leakage
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overspill
(noun) 
Definition
a fall from a motorbike, bike, or horse, esp. in a competition
(informal) 
Synonyms
fall
The helmets are designed to withstand impacts equivalent to a fall from a bicycle.
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tumble
He injured his knee in a tumble from his horse.
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cropper (informal)

Additional synonyms

in the sense of capsize
Definition
(of a boat) to overturn accidentally
The sea got very rough and the boat capsized.
Synonyms
in the sense of crowd
Definition
to gather together in large numbers
A throng of fashionable young people crowded around the stage.
in the sense of disgorge
Definition
to discharge (contents)
The ground had opened to disgorge a boiling stream of molten lava.
Synonyms
send out,
throw out,
send forth

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