HyperDic: spill

English > 10 senses of the word spill:
NOUNsubstancespillliquid / liquid that is spilled / spilled
artifactspill, spillway, wasteweira channel that carries excess water over or around a dam or other obstruction
actspill, spillage, releasethe act of allowing a fluid to escape
actspill, tumble, falla sudden drop from an upright position
VERBcontactspill, slop, splattercause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container
motionspill, run outflow, run or fall out and become lost
contactspill, shed, disgorgecause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run ... / run out or over
contactspill, shed, pour forthpour out in drops or small quantities or as if in drops or small quantities
communicationspill, talkreveal information
changespillreduce the pressure of wind on (a sail)
spill > pronunciation
Soundsspih'l
RhymesAdvil ... zill: 103 rhymes with ihl...
English > spill: 10 senses > noun 1, substance
Meaningliquid / liquid that is spilled / spilled.
Example"clean up the spills"
Broaderliquidfluid matter having no fixed shape but a fixed volume
Spanishderrame
Catalanvessada
Verbsspillpour out in drops or small quantities or as if in drops or small quantities
spillcause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container
spillflow, run or fall out and become lost
English > spill: 10 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA channel that carries excess water over or around a dam or other obstruction.
Synonymsspillway, wasteweir
BroaderconduitA passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass
Spanishaliviadero, derramadero, vertedor, wasteweir
Catalansobreeixidor, wasteweir
Verbsspillcause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container
English > spill: 10 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of allowing a fluid to escape.
Synonymsspillage, release
Broaderflow, streamThe act of flowing or streaming
Spanishderrame
Catalanvessada
Verbsspillpour out in drops or small quantities or as if in drops or small quantities
spillcause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container
spillflow, run or fall out and become lost
English > spill: 10 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningA sudden drop from an upright position.
Example"he had a nasty spill on the ice"
Synonymstumble, fall
NarrowerpratfallA fall onto your buttocks
wipeoutA spill in some sport (as a fall from a bicycle or while skiing or being capsized on a surfboard)
Broaderslip, tripAn accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall
Spanishcaída
Catalancaiguda
English > spill: 10 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningCause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
ModelThe women spill water into the bowl
Example"spill the milk"
Synonymsslop, splatter
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Similar tospill, shed, disgorgeCause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run ... / run out or over
spill, run outFlow, run or fall out and become lost
Spanishderramar, desparramarse, desparramar, salpicar, verterse, verter
Catalanabocar, arrosar, brufar, escampar-se, escampar, esquitxar, vessar-se, vessar
Nounsspill, spillagethe act of allowing a fluid to escape
spilla channel that carries excess water over or around a dam or other obstruction
spillliquid / liquid that is spilled / spilled
spilleran attacker who sheds or spills blood
English > spill: 10 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningFlow, run or fall out and become lost.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
ModelWater and oil spill into the bowl
Examples
  • "The milk spilled across the floor"
  • "The wine spilled onto the table"
Synonymrun out
Narroweroverflow, overrun, well over, run over, brim overFlow or run over (a limit or brim)
Broaderrun, flow, feed, courseMove along, of liquids / liquids
Similar tospill, slop, splatterCause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container
Spanishderramarse, derramar, verterse, verter
Catalanabocar, escampar-se, vessar-se, vessar
Nounsspillthe act of allowing a fluid to escape
spillliquid / liquid that is spilled / spilled
English > spill: 10 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningCause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run ... / run out or over.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"spill the beans all over the table"
Synonymsshed, disgorge
Narrowerseedgo to seed
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Similar tospill, slop, splatterCause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container
Spanishderramar, desparramar, verter
Catalanabocar, escampar, vessar-se, vessar
English > spill: 10 senses > verb 4, contact
Meaningpour out in drops or small quantities or as if in drops or small quantities.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "spill blood"
Synonymsshed, pour forth
BroaderpourCause to run
Spanishderramarse, derramar, verter
Catalanescampar-se, vessar
Nounsspillthe act of allowing a fluid to escape
spillliquid / liquid that is spilled / spilled
English > spill: 10 senses > verb 5, communication
Meaningreveal information.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "The former employee spilled all the details"
Synonymtalk
BroadertellLet something be known
Similar tospill the beans, let the cat out of the bag, talk, tattle, blab, peach, babble, sing, babble out, blab outdivulge confidential information or secrets
Spanishhablar
English > spill: 10 senses > verb 6, change
MeaningReduce the pressure of wind on (a sail) .
PatternSomebody ----s something
Categorysailingriding in a sailboat
Broaderreduce, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, cut, bring downcut down on

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