intransitive verbspitting, spat
1(animal/person) escupirto spit in/on sth — escupir en algo
- she spat in his face — le escupió a / en la cara
- he spat on the ground — escupió en el suelo
- to spit at sb — escupirle a algn
- she spat at him — le escupió
- In April 2002, he was jailed for six weeks for contempt of court for spitting at a police liaison officer in court.
- They hiss and spit at Realtor Lion but he drives them out of the tent with the tree branch.
- The girl glowered up at Kiannon as if he were the Un-Goddess herself - drew back her head in a sharp, dismissive gesture, and spat at him.
- Before she could do a thing, Balac had sped in front of her, hissing and spitting at the Dragon.
- He hated his urge to spit out saliva when he was peeing and feared he would retain the disgusting habit.
- He raised an eyebrow as Strata leaped on him, hissing and spitting in fear.
- A bitter taste rose in Henderson's mouth, and he spat into the cluster of violet tulips alongside the porch.
- He's charging the door of his box, growling, spitting, and hissing.
- She hissed, spat and arched her back, and the hyenas kept their distance, though they did manage to grab the stork.
- He wiped his mouth before spitting into his hand.
- Clarice shrieked as a small crimson blur streaked towards her, hissing and spitting.
- And when that didn't have the effect she wanted, she spat into his mouth.
- I have over-active saliva glands myself but this never causes me to spit in the street.
- She contemplated spitting back on him, till his partner slapped her hard across the cheek.
- If he were a cat, he'd be hissing and spitting by now, hair on end.
- Don't spit out the saliva because this is a waste, and it will also disturb your concentration.
- She spit to rid her mouth of the substance, but more was instantly forced in.
- I spat back, gesturing to her tacky blonde highlights.
- The Rentaio was hissing and spitting, trying to tear the collar off himself and scratching his throat, drawing thin lines of blood.
- After a few more seconds of spitting and hissing, Fluffy ran from Katie's sight.
- The people saying that are not worth the saliva I would expend to spit on them.
- Alora almost spat, the contempt for her foster mother painfully obvious.
- As soon as I was done, the cat started hissing and spitting and arched its back.
- It spat and hissed, coiling about on the ground in a demented and tortured agony.
- Instead of purring and snuggling up to us, he was aggressive, hissing and spitting in spite of our best efforts to help him.
- They'd take an inmate with tuberculosis, who was coughing blood, and force him to spit into the mouths of others.
- He also received a further six weeks for contempt after spitting at a court official.
- All around her men and elves fell in bloody heaps, Krast spitting contemptuously on their broken bodies.
- Kimiwari continued to hiss and spit until Naomi could no longer hold onto her.
- As reported in the Manchester Evening News, more than 1,600 station workers now have access to swabbing kits, which they can use to store saliva if a customer spits at them before sending it off for analysis.
- True, and it's not likely someone is going to come up and spit in your mouth.
- The man wiped his mouth, spat, and then sat up, uncertain whether to glare or to quiver.
- When it hissed and spat at Arvan, Shanae could make out the rows of viciously sharp teeth and foul black tongue.
2(fire/fat) chisporrotearthe oil was spitting in the pan — el aceite chisporroteaba en la sartén
- The only sound for several seconds was the sound of the fire, spitting and crackling sparks.
- Ilea ruled the south icy realm, Aural the seas of the north, Inferna the parched lands of the west where fire spits from mountains, and Terrestra the forests of the East.
- The dwarf spun in several circles with his stick spinning him in front before the stick flew out of his hands and onto the nearby grass, making it crackle and spit.
- She opened her eyes and saw a blazing fire crackling and spitting at the men sitting around it.
- A fire already spit in the fireplace as Alecaen took a seat on the plush blood red couch.
- For example, and also in England, Girl Guides are being sued by a teenager who was hit by spitting fat while cooking sausages around the campfire.
- Two of them were real spitfires and were still hissing and spitting madly.
- A night bird screeched in the distance and the fire crackled and spat, and shoes crushed tiny rocks on the ground.
- Trying that approach on Monday morning resulted in pretty blue, orange and white sparks and threatening hissing and spitting noises.
- The blaze did nothing but feed on the building, hissing and spitting on wood and brick.
- It was stone cold within, but there was a pile of cut wood in one corner and soon he had a fire spitting and crackling, dancing weird patterns of red and yellow about the cabin.
- She got up and went over to the fire crackling and spitting nearby.
- The fire sputtered and spat as it was pelted by the rain, but our food was hot and I had poured the morning's broth into the jugs already.
- There isn't much liquid in the masala sauce, even so, use quite a large pan, this stuff spits and splatters all over the place.
1(saliva)saliva feminine→ image
- He hocked up a wad of saliva and spit at Lue's feet.
- We learn early on, for example, that the virus is spread by blood and spit.
- I shoved his face away after a minute, wiping spit off my mouth.
- I was left with legs like jelly, and a total lack of spit in my mouth.
- I spit on the ground to get the tastes of acid and hate out of my mouth and my spit burned a hole in the sidewalk.
- The first time I hang out with this girl she's having shots of soy sauce to stimulate her salivary glands so her cheeks swell and spit shoots out of her mouth.
- The turtle opened its mouth and spurted hot spit in Gardens' face.
- I brought up all this phlegm and spit into my mouth, and at first it was so, so foul I nearly choked.
- Justin, her boyfriend, screamed at her, red in the face, droplets of spit flying from his mouth.
- To read Proulx aloud your mouth needs plenty of spit in it.
- He could almost see the man's spit flying from his mouth as he hissed angrily into the phone.
- Some of them sit with their heads between their legs slowly expectorating a long dribble of spit until there is a pool of spittle on the ground.
- Oskar summoned up all of his saliva and spit into the hand full of powder.
- We got to M's house and I ran to the loo where I held my hand over my mouth and allowed the blood and spit and goo to run through my hands, while I caught my teeth.
- Old Bruce is not happy to be reminded that he was once a porky loser who talks as if his mouth is full of spit and looks like a living donut.
- The mystery woman screamed, traces of spit flying from her mouth.
- They magnanimously bestow on our green spaces abundant spit, phlegm, nasal mucus, litter and noxious garbage of all kinds.
- Men do not actually drool more, but their spit becomes super-charged with testosterone.
- The horse's flanks were soaked, its face was white with lather where the bridle rubbed, and foamy spit flew from its mouth as it tossed its head.
- After little painful moments of gasping and dry retching, she rises up on unsteady legs, wiping spit from her mouth with the back of her hand.
2USjuego de la baraja en el que se canta 'spit' cada vez que aparecen dos cartas iguales
transitive verbspitting, spat
1(food/blood) escupirthe volcano was still spitting ash and lava — el volcán todavía arrojaba / escupía ceniza y lava
- she spat curses and obscenities at the guards — les soltó una sarta de maldiciones y obscenidades a los guardias
- Once again, I followed their example, but I spit the fizzing liquid back into the jar.
- My eyes squinted up in pain and I briefly entertained the idea of spitting the food out and screaming loudly.
- At occasional intervals the faces appear to spit water from their mouths, in a reference to more classical fountain designs.
- He spat the offending liquid into the dust, and passed the water bottle back to her.
- She rinsed her mouth, then spat the water onto the ground.
- Walking back across the road I spat a mouthful of water onto the windscreen of Howard's commonwealth car.
- I propped myself up best I could, struggling, and spat a warm liquid out onto the grass.
- She rushed over to the trashcan and spat the food out, blinking in shock.
- As he spat a mouthful of orange goop on the floor, he heard Jeremy laughing at him.
- I looked away from my reflection in the mirror, found a Kleenex, and spat the food in my mouth out.
- I got really drunk as you can imagine and started to spit water at people working behind the bar.
- I then got shouted at by one of the dinner ladies (only you can't call them that now) for spitting my food out onto the plate.
- When a bone is encountered in the food, the bone is spat out, discreetly, onto the table.
- As soon as he left our table, we spit the food out, wiping the corners of our mouth with the dainty white napkin.
- He said nothing, yet his gaze narrowed as he spat water from his mouth.
- I am afraid to say that this revelation caused a certain amount of food to be spat out, and scenes of a boisterous nature which cannot be tolerated in polite society.
- Even when someone is eating in a movie they're probably spitting the food out between takes.
- Thankfully before we put the plan into action the baby spit the food out all over the table and tried to wipe the taste off her tongue.
- That finish was a thankfully short-lived experience that reminded us of the taste you get left in your mouth after spitting out that pink drink at the dentist.
- She glared at him, then spat the mouthful of half-chewed cookie into the napkin.
impersonal verbspitting, spat
1it's spitting (with rain) — caen algunas gotas (de lluvia)
transitive verbspitting, spat
past tense, past participle spitted
1(carcass/meat) ensartar en el asador(carcass/meat) ensartar en el espetón(carcass/meat) ensartar en el spiedo Southern Cone
- Fire, the most basic source of radiant heat, has been known to man for many thousands of years, and was probably used to roast meat spitted on green wood far back into prehistory.
- Horsemeat was spitted and roasted rather like a kebab.
- An old woman churns butter, while a woman in the foreground prepares a fowl for roasting and a third man spits a chicken at the far right.
- Nearby, the fire I had started had died down to a glowing bank of coals, the skinned carcasses of the rabbits lying nearby: ready to be spitted and cooked.
- But when they had burned the thigh pieces and tasted the vitals, they cut all the remainder into pieces and spitted them.
- After this, they are spitted on sharp wooden spits, and hung up in a chimney, built for that purpose, at such distances, that the smoke may have free access to them all.
- The pieces of meat are spitted on green twigs, which are stuck into the ground in front of a blazing log.
- Some minutes later, once the squirrels were spitted and roasting near the flames, Arun began his first ‘lesson.’
- She spitted the last of the suckling pig that she and Wolf had eaten the night before, and set it rotating above the strong blaze.
- Never mind that Kente, get to the fire, and spit those two geese you shot yesterday.
1(for roasting)(en forma de varilla) asador masculineespetón masculinespiedo masculine Southern Cone
- Antonin prepared the roasts on spits and the cauldrons for boiling meat and fish.
- There are a lot of roasted and grilled meats and in fact pork was roasting on a spit in the corner of the garden.
- In 1326, when he was about fourteen, he was a happelapin (kitchen boy) to Queen Jeanne of France and was charged with the unenviable task of turning the great roasting spits before the open fire.
- During the 19th century, barbecues on these properties were legendary, with the beef cooking on a spit over a huge fire while ranchers and their ladies danced the night away.
- We bury the skin, fur, head and entrails using a shovel we brought, and then set the meat roasting on a spit on the fire.
- A fire blazed with a stag roasting on a spit above it, giving off the heavy scent of venison.
- They are seasoned with garlic, peppers and oregano, roasted on a spit over a barbecue and then, to the smack of a machete on a chopping board, they are served up with plantains, pumpkin and rice.
- The food in Iraq is okay, but it mostly involves roasted meat on a spit.
- On and around them are all sorts of spits, racks, trivets, pans, kettles, cauldrons and hot plates, all fashioned out of black cast iron.
- Eana peered at some meat roasting on a spit, and Ziven grabbed Felicity's hand, leading her into the dining room.
- And, I had to say, it looked great - yurts, the traditional felt tents, to sleep in, and spits over open fires for cooking.
- If the carcass is several days old, boil the meat to be safe, then put it on a spit over the fire to improve the taste (a bit).
- He was just hungry and curious enough to follow his nose and went down a new alley, coming upon an Arab with an eye patch over one eye, cooking a hunk of meat on a spit over a open fire.
- His duty to the deity over, he and Miri carved up and roasted the remaining parts of the doe on a spit over the fire.
- He directed a couple of the ranch hands, who had come with him, to unload and help Jelly get the meat on spits and over the fire.
- He lassoes one and we jump cut to Smith at night with a fire that has something cooking on a spit.
- They set up a spit over the fire and put the chunks to cook after she smeared some mint, spice and slat seasoning on them.
- Things were cooked in pans on racks over open fires, and meat was roasted on spits.
- Egyptian-style kebabs have chunks of lamb seasoned in onion, marjoram and freshly squeezed lemon juice, and roasted on a spit over an open fire.
- There was a fire going with a spit on it, the skinned deer being cooked to perfection.
2(of sand) barra feminine(of sand) banco masculine(of land) punta feminine(of land) lengua feminine
- The next day, they moved a couple of hundred yards downriver to a blighted spit of land below the Burlington Northern bridge.
- In February 1776, smallpox appeared among Dunmore's troops, who had established a precarious camp on a spit of land near Portsmouth, Virginia.
- Check in at the exclusive Leela Goa Hotel, which straddles a narrow spit of land between the Sal River and the Arabian Sea in Mobor.
- There are two spits of land that jut out toward each other, forming Caldwell's Bay.
- Built on a narrow spit of land dividing Otter Lake from Goulding Lake, the cabin proved to be the perfect base.
- The boatman beaches us on a spit of land leading up to a stone house surrounded by willows.
- After lunch we headed for Varadero, a spit of land 50 miles east of Havana that had been turned into a more chilled and friendlier version of Miami Beach.
- Quick Nick Jones sat in his cabin, poring over maps of large expanses of ocean, dotted with spits of land and islands.
- A pleasant way to embark on a morning's birding at Okhla is to start off on the spits of land extending into the river near Kalindi Kunj, from where you may get a nice look at the fabled flamingos.
- Truckload by truckload, rock by rock, the two spits of land are coming closer together.
- Consider Orford Ness, a lonely spit of land that was once the site of military tests and is now owned by the National Trust.
- We had built our base hut on a spit of land near the snout (bottom end) of a huge glacier.
- In reality this is more of a spit of land than an island, and it was slightly disappointing to find that the causeway wouldn't even be covered until the end of the week.
- Thousands more remain stranded in trees, on rooftops or on shrinking spits of land, sometimes already waist deep in the water.
- This arm cuts off a spit of land about three quarters of a mile 1ong, but at its widest only a few hundred yards across.
- Death Tower rested on a floating island, high above an evil spit of land, in the distant southwest corner of the world.
- He gestured over to a spit of land with what Doremi could see was a small stone building at its end.
- The other principal theory is that Earhart was able to find a tiny spit of land in the Marshall Islands and both Earhart and Noonan survived.
- At this point a spit of land breaks away from the mainland to become the needle-like peninsula of Baja California.
- It was a desolate spit of land with a few trees and thick brush that invited a few adventurous boaters, probably kids looking to get high or have sex, during the summer.