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Spanish translation of 'spit'

Word Frequency

spit 1

[spɪt ]
Word forms: spit, past tense, past participle spat
saliva fesputo m
a few spits of rain unas gotas de lluvia
▪ idiom: spit and polish (informal) limpieza f
that table needs a bit of spit and polish (informal) esa mesa hay que limpiarla
▪ idiom: to be the dead spit of sb (informal) ser la viva imagen or el vivo retrato de algn
transitive verb
1.  (literal)
[blood, crumb] escupir
2.  (exclaim) espetarsoltar
“traitor!” he spat —¡traidor! —espetó or soltó él
he spat the words escupió las palabras
intransitive verb
[person] escupir (at a, on en)
[cat] bufar
to spit in sb’s face escupir a la cara a algn
it’s spitting with rain (British) están cayendo algunas gotas
2.  [fat, fire] chisporrotear
the fish is spitting in the pan chisporrotea el pescado en la sartén
phrasal verbs
See spit up
Word Frequency

spit 2

[spɪt ]
1.  (Cookery) asador mespetón m
2.  (Geography)
[of land] lengua f
(sandbank) banco m de arena
transitive verb
see also spitroast
Word Frequency

spit 3

[spɪt ]
(Agriculture) azadada f
to dig three spits deep excavar a una profundidad de tres azadadas

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Example Sentences Including 'spit'

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The fire spits in the stove, with its own dancing.
The Times Literary Supplement (2014)
It appears it will be spitting rain, grey skies and shorter days from here on.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
A regeneration project has seen a huge improvement in the facilities on this tiny spit of land with its golden sands.
The Sun (2012)
And they might just spit in your soup.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
As a result, many bankers' wives are spitting feathers.
Times, Sunday Times (2009)
As for rights for animals, he almost spits in contempt.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
I've always been a bit fearful of cooking steaks, all that spitting fat and smoke.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
There's a sand spit where you can sip a smoothie watch the sun set.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
But it is a terrible insult, to spit in somebody's face.
Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Play aggressively and mess it up, you could be spitting feathers for the next half-hour.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Then you must spit blood till the last game.
The Sun (2016)
A hail of spit rains down on us throughout the set.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Both stand on the tip of a sand spit, but how best to view them?
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Did you just spit out your tea?
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
In March it will reopen as a glamorous hotel within spitting distance of London.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
The surroundings: most of the great Burgundy vineyards are within spitting distance.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
After some time a sandy spit of land came into view.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Dressed head to toe in yellow she looked the spitting image of the cute character.
The Sun (2016)
She has had a son who is the spitting image of me.
The Sun (2015)
The fans, fed on a diet of caviar for so long, were spitting feathers.
The Sun (2007)
The first woman slapped him and spat in his face.
The Sun (2009)
Then they spit in his face and struck him with their fists.
Christianity Today (2000)
She spat fire and swallowed hard.
Hyland, Paul Indian Balm - Travels in the Southern Subcontinent (1994)

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In Common Usage. spit is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

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'spit' in Other Languages

British English: spit /spɪt/ NOUN
Spit is the watery liquid produced in your mouth.
Spit collected in her mouth.
  • American English: spit
  • Arabic: بُصَاق
  • Brazilian Portuguese: cuspe
  • Chinese: 唾液
  • Croatian: pljuvačka
  • Czech: slina
  • Danish: spyt
  • Dutch: speeksel braadspit
  • European Spanish: espetón
  • Finnish: sylki
  • French: bave
  • German: Spucke
  • Greek: φτύσιμο
  • Italian: sputo
  • Japanese: つば 唾液
  • Korean:
  • Norwegian: spytt
  • Polish: ślina
  • European Portuguese: cuspo
  • Romanian: salivă
  • Russian: слюна
  • Spanish: asador
  • Swedish: spett
  • Thai: น้ำลายที่ถ่มออก
  • Turkish: şiş
  • Ukrainian: слина
  • Vietnamese: nước bọt
British English: spit /spɪt/ VERB
If someone spits, they force an amount of spit out of their mouth. If you spit liquid or food somewhere, you force a small amount of it out of your mouth.
People were spitting and throwing stones at me.
  • American English: spit
  • Arabic: يَبْصِقُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: cuspir
  • Chinese: 吐痰
  • Croatian: pljuvati
  • Czech: plivat
  • Danish: spytte
  • Dutch: spuwen
  • European Spanish: escupir
  • Finnish: sylkeä
  • French: cracher
  • German: spucken
  • Greek: φτύνω
  • Italian: sputare
  • Japanese: つばを吐く
  • Korean: 침을 뱉다
  • Norwegian: spytte
  • Polish: plunąć
  • European Portuguese: cuspir
  • Romanian: a scuipa
  • Russian: плевать
  • Spanish: escupir
  • Swedish: spotta
  • Thai: ถ่มน้ำลาย
  • Turkish: tükürmek
  • Ukrainian: плювати
  • Vietnamese: nhổ nước bọt


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