spill

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈspɪl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/spɪl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(spil)


Inflections of 'spill' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
The past form "spilt" is mainly used in UK English. It is correct in US English, but rare. The past form "spilled" is correct in both US and UK English.
spills
v 3rd person singular
spilling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
spilled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (US & UK)
spilt
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (Mainly UK)
spilled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (US & UK)
spilt
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (Mainly UK)
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spill

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. spill [coffee, oil, milk]
  2. spilled [coffee] on his laptop
  3. [coffee] spilled (all) over the [floor, table, kitchen]
  4. spill the beans
  5. spilled [his secret, the details]
  6. [violence, fighting, ideas] spilled over from [neighboring countries, the north, across the border]
  7. [customers, spilled over from [other businesses,
  8. the [crowd, fans, children] spilled out
  9. the [crowd] spilled into the [street, stadium, playground]
  10. the [fans, customers] spilled out of the [stadium, shop]
  11. tears spilled from her eyes
  12. blood has been spilled (in battle)
  13. [his anger, her frustration] spilled over
  14. the horse spilled the rider
  15. a spill on the floor
  16. a [coffee, tea, juice] spill
  17. oops, I think we've had a little spill
  18. clean (up) a spill (with a mop)
  19. there is a spill in aisle [five]
  20. an oil spill in the ocean
  21. an oil spill from a [tanker, drilling platform]
  22. [fuel, gasoline] spill from the [car, truck]
  23. caused (by) the oil spill
  24. the spill [killed off, wiped out, destroyed] marine life
  25. cleaning up the oil spill
  26. a [chemical, hazardous-waste] spill
  27. try to contain the spill
  28. took a spill on his [bike, skateboard]
  29. injured her [arm, leg] taking a spill on her [bike]
  30. took a spill from the [horse, pony]
adv
  1. a spill-proof cup
n as adj
  1. spill [prevention, control]
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