spit

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈspɪt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/spɪt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(spit)

Inflections of 'spit' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
The past form "spitted" is used for senses to do with piercing or putting on a spit. For all other senses, the past form is "spat," in both US and UK English, or "spit," in US English only.
spits
v 3rd person singular
spitting
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
spat
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (US & UK—see note)
spit
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (US—see note)
spitted
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (See note)
spat
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—see note)
spit
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (US—see note)
spitted
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (See note)
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

spit

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. spit on [her shoes, his grave, it, her]
  2. spit at him
  3. spit in his face
  4. spit into [your hands, a handkerchief, his face]
  5. spit out [the seeds, his words, the answer]
  6. spit [the seeds] out
  7. the [answers, words, confession] came spitting out
  8. [the baby, the drunkard, she] was spitting up
  9. the [patient, soldier] was spitting up blood
  10. spit it out!
  11. stop spitting!
  12. the [oil, engine, fire] was spitting
  13. the rain was spitting (down)
  14. it's spitting outside
  15. got spit in my face
  16. got spit on my [shoe, pants]
  17. cleaned his [shoes] with spit
  18. a bit of spit and polish
  19. spit was trickling [down, from]
  20. a bubble of spit
  21. cooked the meat over the fire on a spit
  22. [turned, rotated] the spit
  23. the meat [cooked, crackled, roasted] on the spit
v
  1. spit on [him, the ground, her grave]
  2. spit out [your gum, his food]
  3. spit [your gum] out
  4. spit in [his face, the pool]
  5. spit at [him, the politician]
  6. spit back at him
  7. the baby spit up
  8. spit up [blood, phlegm]
  9. spit [blood] up
  10. figurative: (come on,) spit it out!
  11. idiom: spitting into the wind
  12. it's (just) spitting
n as adj
  1. a spit bubble
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