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Etymology

Old English spillan.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to spill

Third person singular
spills

Simple past
spilled or spilt

Past participle
-

Present participle
spilling

to spill (third-person singular simple present spills, present participle spilling, simple past and past participle spilled or spilt)
  1. (transitive) To drop something so that it spreads out or makes a mess; to pour.
    I spilled some sticky juice onto the kitchen floor.
  2. (intransitive) To spread out or fall out, as above
    Some sticky juice spilled onto the kitchen floor.

Translations

Noun

Singular
spill

Plural
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  1. (countable) A mess of something that has been dropped.
  2. A fall or stumble.
    The bruise is from a bad spill he had last week.
  3. A small piece of paper used to light a candle, cigarette etc by transfer a flame from a fire.

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Derived terms


Norwegian

Noun

spill n. (definite singular spillet; indefinite plural spill; definite plural spilla/spillene)

  1. game, play

Swedish

Noun

spill n.

  1. Waste, unusable surplus material.

Verb

spill

  1. Imperative of spilla.

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