• noun: a slender pointed rod for holding meat over a fire
  • verb: to force saliva from your mouth
  • verb: to fix on or as if on a spit
  • often + 'out'
  • synonyms: impale, spade, spadeful


  • Our manager was 'spitting blood/venom' [=was extremely angry] when he found out what had happened.

  • She's the 'spit and image of' her mother. = ('Brit') She's the '(dead) spit of' her mother.

  • He took a taste of the soup and quickly 'spat/spit' it 'out'.

Movie clips

Movie quotes

  • (..) Get inside! This way! Take cover! Take cover Ginny, Neville! You alright? Never better! I feel like I can spit fire! Have you seen Luna up here? Luna? I'm mad for her. I think it's about time I told her since we'll probably both be dead by dawn. I know. (..)
    2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2