Pronunciation: (spit),[key] —v.,spit or spat, spit•ting, —n.
—v.i. 1. to eject saliva from the mouth; expectorate.
2. to express hatred, contempt, etc., by or as if by ejecting saliva from the mouth.
3. to sputter: grease spitting on the fire. 4. to fall in scattered drops or flakes, as rain or snow.
—v.t. 1. to eject from the mouth: The children were spitting watermelon seeds over the fence. 2. to throw out or emit like saliva: The kettle spits boiling water over the stove. 3. to set a flame to.
4. spit up, to vomit; throw up: The wounded soldier spat up blood. If you jostle the baby, she'll spit up.
—n. 1. saliva, esp. when ejected.
2. the act of spitting.
4. a light fall of rain or snow.
5. spit and image.Also,spitting image,spit 'n' image.Informal.exact likeness; counterpart: Hunched over his desk, pen in hand, he was the spit and image of his father at work.
—n. 1. a pointed rod or bar for thrusting through and holding meat that is to be cooked before or over a fire.
2. any of various rods, pins, or the like used for particular purposes.
3. a narrow point of land projecting into the water.
4. a long, narrow shoal extending from the shore.
—v.t. 1. to pierce, stab, or transfix, as with a spit; impale on something sharp.
2. to thrust a spit into or through.