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1 spill /ˈspɪl/ verb
spills chiefly US spilled /ˈspɪld/ or chiefly British spilt /ˈspɪlt/ ; spilling
1 spill
/ˈspɪl/
verb
spills chiefly US spilled /ˈspɪld/ or chiefly British spilt /ˈspɪlt/ ; spilling
Learner's definition of SPILL
[+ object] : to cause or allow (something) to fall, flow, or run over the edge of a container usually in an accidental way
sometimes used figuratively
[no object] : to fall or flow over the edge of a container
sometimes used figuratively
[no object] : to move or spread out into a wider place or area
[+ object] US, informal : to tell (a secret) to someone

cry over spilled/spilt milk

see 1cry

spill blood

see blood

spill over

[phrasal verb]
: to be completely covered or filled with something : to be overflowing with something
: to spread and begin to affect other people, areas, etc.
see also spillover

spill the beans

see bean

spill your guts

see 1gut
2 spill /ˈspɪl/ noun
plural spills
2 spill
/ˈspɪl/
noun
plural spills
Learner's definition of SPILL
[count]
: an accident in which liquid is spilled or an amount of liquid that is spilled
: an accidental act of falling
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