Definition of 'spill'

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The record companies are once again crying over spilt milk. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The thrills and spills are almost as important as the end result. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Why do people spill their life stories over the internet? The Sun (2010)He might stall his car at the lights or spill pasta sauce on his shirt. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She had recently taken a bad spill on the terrace. Eddison, Sydney A Patchwork Garden: Unexpected Pleasures from a Country Garden (1990)Or accidentally spilt red wine on your brand new cream carpet? Times, Sunday Times (2008)The good news is that the pupils will probably spill the beans. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But we must not let the disappointment spill into next season. The Sun (2006)Too much bad blood has been spilled. The Sun (2008)There is no official record of how many spills are caused each year by bad weather. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And the bad feeling between them spilled over again the next day. The Sun (2010) People have spilt an enormous quantity of ink trying to identify this figure. Times, Sunday Times (2015)At her beckon he left them and joined her outside in the flickering spill of candle light. Kerr, Katharine A Time of War (1993)The pub also has a cricket team who play down the road and spill out on to the green afterwards. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Many are low, creeping and useful for softening path edges or spilling over raised planting areas. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Draws burst open, their contents spilling onto the floor. Times, Sunday Times (2015)There were twists and turns, thrills and spills. The Sun (2011)MORE than 60 gallons of radioactive liquid has spilled from a nuclear submarine into a river. The Sun (2008)Unlike other high-profile cases, the oil spill litigation is not being tried before a jury. Times, Sunday Times (2012)As the crowd spill into the street, there isn't a smile to be seen. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Shock, horror, man spills liquid! Times, Sunday Times (2008)But it will cause embarrassment for the company as it tries to restore its reputation following the recent US oil spill. The Sun (2010)

Synonyms of 'spill'

shed, scatter, discharge, throw off
spillage, flood, leak, leakage
fall, accident, tumble, cropper

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Translations for 'spill'

British English: spill /spɪl/ VERB
If a liquid spills or if you spill it, it accidentally flows over the edge of a container.
70,000 tonnes of oil spilled from the tanker.
  • American English: spill
  • Arabic: يُهْرِقُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: derramar
  • Chinese: 溢出
  • Croatian: proliti
  • Czech: rozlít (se)
  • Danish: spilde
  • Dutch: morsen
  • European Spanish: derramar
  • Finnish: läikyttää
  • French: renverser
  • German: verschütten
  • Greek: χύνω
  • Italian: versare
  • Japanese: こぼす 漏らす
  • Korean: ...을 엎지르다
  • Norwegian: søle
  • Polish: rozlać
  • European Portuguese: derramar
  • Romanian: a vărsa
  • Russian: проливать
  • Spanish: derramar
  • Swedish: spilla
  • Thai: ทำหก
  • Turkish: dökmek
  • Ukrainian: розливати
  • Vietnamese: làm đổ
British English: spill NOUN
A spill is an amount of liquid that has spilled from a container.
She wiped a spill of milkshake off the counter.
  • American English: spill
  • Brazilian Portuguese: derramamento
  • Chinese: 洒落的液体
  • European Spanish: derrame
  • French: tache
  • German: verschüttete Menge
  • Italian: liquido versato
  • Japanese: 流出物
  • Korean: 쏟은 액체
  • European Portuguese: quantidade de líquido derramada
  • Spanish: derrame


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