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Similar words: spilt · spite · split · pit · shit · sit · skit · slit · spat · spin
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spit

noun
verb
phrases
noun
1 noun saliva in mouthseile fem4smugairle masc4 2 noun projection of spittlecaitheamh seilecaitheamh seileoige
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3 noun GEOL tongue of landgob masc1  c m ua spit of sand gob gainimha spit of land gob talaimh 4 noun COOK metal rod for cookingbior masc3  c m uto roast meat on a spit feoil a róstadh ar biorroasting spit bior rósta 5 noun HORT spade blade depthdoimhneacht spáide 6 noun informal small drop of raindeoir fem2  c m ubraon masc1  c m uthere was an occasional spit of rain bhí braonaíl fearthainne ann ó am go ham, bhí sé ag spréachadh báistí anois is arís
verb
7 verb project spittle INTRANSITIVEseile a chaitheamhseileog a chaitheamhsmugairle a chaitheamhhe spat at me chaith sé seile liom, chaith sé smugairle liomshe spat in his face chaith sí seile san aghaidh airdon't spit on the floor ná bí ag caitheamh seilí ar an urlár 8 verb expel from mouth TRANSITIVEcaith amach  c m ucaith amach as do bhéaldon't spit chewing gum onto the street ná bí ag caitheamh guma coganta amach ar an tsráidthe spider spits digestive fluid onto the prey caitheann an damhán alla leacht díleách amach as a bhéal ar an gcreach 9 verb throw out TRANSITIVEcaith amach  c m urad amachthe volcano was spitting lava and ash bhí an bolcán ag caitheamh amach laibhe agus luaithreamháin 10 verb say with venom TRANSITIVEabair le binbabair go gangaideachshe was spitting the words at me bhí sí ag radadh na bhfocal liom le gangaid'You know what's wrong,' he spat. 'Tá a fhios agat cad atá cearr,' ar sé le binb. 11 verb express venom TRANSITIVEhe was spitting venom bhí sé ag cáitheadh nimhe, bhí goimh ina chuid cainte, bhí nimh air 12 verb project sparks, hot liquid etc INTRANSITIVEspréach verb  c m ubheith ag spréachadhthe fire spat and sizzled bhí an tine ag spréachadh agus ag sioscadh 13 verb rain lightly INTRANSITIVEit was spitting as we left bhí sé ag spréachadh báistí agus muid ag imeachtit's spitting with rain tá sé ag spréachadh báistí, tá braon báistí i mbéal na gaoithe, tá corrdheoir fearthainne air
phrases

the spit of sb

(also

the spitting image of sb

, the dead spit of sb

) informal he's the spit of his grandad is é pictiúr a sheanathar é, is é a sheanathair ar athphrátaí é, shílfeá gur chaith a athair mór amach as a bhéal é

to be spitting

informal (also

be spitting blood

, be spitting mad

, be spitting nails

, be spitting chips

) bheith ar builebheith ar mirebheith le ceangal

to be spitting feathers

informal bheith spalptha leis an tartbheith scrúdta ag an tartbheith stiúgtha leis an tart

to spit in the eye of sth/sb

(also

to spit in the face of sb/sth

) informal dúshlán duine/ruda a thabhairtbheith drochmheasúil ar dhuine/rud

to spit in the wind

(also

to spit into the wind

) informal bheith ag caitheamh cloiche in aghaidh cuainbheith ag mún in aghaidh na gaoithe informalI'm afraid you're only spitting in the wind is eagal liom gur fánach agat é, tá eagla orm gur saothar in aisce agat é, tá eagla orm gur ag snámh in éadan an easa atá tú

spit it out!

informal abair amach é!scaoil amach é!

to spit the dummy

informal tosú ag cur na gcos uaitI hope they won't spit the dummy tá súil agam nach dtosóidh siad ag cur na gcos uathu, tá súil agam nach mbuailfidh stuaic iad