In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
transitive verbspilled, spilt
1(liquid) derramar(liquid) verter(liquid) (knock over) volcarshe carried the tea upstairs without spilling a drop — subió el té sin derramar / verter una gota
- don't spill tea over the tablecloth — no derrames té sobre el mantel
- Hey, remember, when we went into Granny's study and accidentally spilt her ink all over the carpet?
- She nearly spilled the water in his lap as she thrust the two objects at him.
- John nearly spilled his water trying to set the glass down to take a better look at the picture.
- A bottle of chemical fertilizer had been knocked askew, spilling the liquid in a pool on the concrete floor.
- I place the mugs on a small wooden tray and carry it out to the divan, trying not to spill the hot liquid.
- One weekend she had come in with his water and had spilled his coffee.
- It seemed to work, because his head jerked upward and he spilt some water on the ground.
- I fell asleep soon enough and of course spilled my soda all over the carpet.
- I spilled the water on the chair and glared furiously at Will in response.
- I took a drink but she wasn't as careful as she thought and spilled some water down my chest.
- Shara's hand shook as she picked up a cup of coffee, spilling the now-cold liquid on the article she had just concluded.
- John spills water on a photo slide he is examining, the red color appearing as spilled blood.
- And he did so without spilling a single drop of champagne on his silver tray.
- Casey slid the beer in front of him, careful not to spill a drop.
- First she spilt the oil, then she broke a container, and finally, she spurted food coloring all over our bags.
- He doesn't mind all of the ink being spilt on him but don't try and get him to read the stuff.
- He yanked the glass to his face, spilling the water over the front of him.
- I move to the far side of the porch and almost fall trying pull myself up onto the railing, spilling my drink.
- He picks it up and passes it to her being careful not to spill a drop.
- She swallowed the pills down, but nearly spilled the water when she set it down on the table.
intransitive verbspilled, spilt
1(liquid) derramarsethe coins spilled onto the floor — las monedas cayeron al suelo
- people spilled (out) into the streets — la gente se volcó / se echó a las calles
- Hot liquid spilled over the top of the baking pan and on her hand.
- Her hand shook the glass and water spilled onto the tablecloth.
- The door to the warehouse was flung open and light spilled over Stephanie's face.
- As the freezing water spilled over her she could feel the goosebumps rise on her skin.
- Crocodile tears spilled over onto Millicent's cheeks and she stood with downcast eyes.
- The tears spilled over my eyelids and flowed down my face.
- Tears spilled over those beautiful cheeks as she started sniffling.
- The tears spilled over and started to run down her cheeks.
- A choked sob caught in her throat, and she brought a hand up to her mouth as her eyes filled with tears that spilled over onto her reddened cheeks.
- Antonio pressed further and the red liquid spilled onto her shirt.
- Then she stepped forward, and hugged him while the tears spilled over.
- She held his gaze until the tears spilled over onto her cheeks.
- The putrid liquid spilled over the ground beneath the table, leaving the stench to rise up through the cracks.
- The blood droplets spilled onto the floor, marking my drunken journey.
- Sophie sustained first, second and third degree burns when a bowl of boiling water spilled over her torso and legs.
- His arms lay limp across his bed as his contained tears spilled over the pillow.
- The test tube broke, and a flush of liquid spilled over onto Marsha.
- A little bit of water had spilled onto the tile floor around the tub.
- As he did so light spilled over her lovely face suddenly and he was dumbstruck.
- Someone dropped his glass of wine and the red liquid spilt across the marble floor.
1informal(fall)caída feminineto take a spill — caerse
1(for lighting fires)(of wood) astilla feminine(of paper) papel enrollado masculine
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