Word For The Day. "Spit"

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Synonyms: expectorate, eject, squirt, etc.

  • Part of Speech: verb
  • Definition: to eject saliva from the mouth; expectorate.
  • Transcription: /spit/

The verb "spit" refers to the act of forcibly ejecting saliva or other substances from the mouth. It can be a natural bodily function or an intentional action. Additionally, it can describe the act of cooking over an open flame by skewering food on a thin, pointed rod.


  1. Bobby accidentally spat out his drink when he heard the unexpected news.
  2. Sarah watched in astonishment as the llama calmly spat at the curious onlookers.
  3. To cook the perfect marshmallow, slowly rotate it over the fire until it begins to brown, then carefully spit it out onto a waiting graham cracker.

In everyday conversation, "spit" can be used to convey actions ranging from casual expectoration to the intentional act of cooking over an open flame. Understanding its various contexts enriches one's grasp of the English language.

October, 2023

Posted by Oxford Language Club

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