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1 spell /ˈspɛl/ verb
spells; spelled or chiefly British spelt /ˈspɛlt/ ; spelling
1 spell
/ˈspɛl/
verb
spells; spelled or chiefly British spelt /ˈspɛlt/ ; spelling
Learner's definition of SPELL
chiefly US
: to say, write, or print the letters of (a word or name)
[+ object]
sometimes + out
[no object]
[+ object] used to indicate the letters that form a particular word
[+ object] : to have or lead to (a particular result or effect)

spell out

[phrasal verb]
spell (something) out or spell out (something)
: to explain the details of (something) clearly
: to write out (something) in complete words instead of using a number, an abbreviation, etc.
see also 1spell 1 (above)
compare 3spell
2 spell /ˈspɛl/ noun
plural spells
2 spell
/ˈspɛl/
noun
plural spells
Learner's definition of SPELL
[count]
: a group of secret words that are believed to have magic power
: magic that is performed by saying a group of secret words
[singular] : a quality that attracts or influences someone or something in a powerful or seemingly magical way
compare 4spell
3 spell /ˈspɛl/ verb
spells; spelled; spelling
3 spell
/ˈspɛl/
verb
spells; spelled; spelling
Learner's definition of SPELL
[+ object] chiefly US
: to take the place of (another person who has been working or doing something for a period of time) : to take over for (someone)
compare 1spell
4 spell /ˈspɛl/ noun
plural spells
4 spell
/ˈspɛl/
noun
plural spells
Learner's definition of SPELL
[count]
: a short period of time usually marked by a particular activity or condition
: a period spent doing a job or duty
compare 2spell
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