UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈspɒtɪd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈspɑtɪd/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(spotid)

From the verb spot: (⇒ conjugate)
spotted is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. a spotted [animal, cheetah, bird, owl]
  2. a spotted [dress, ball, cake, handkerchief]
  3. has a spotted [nose, face, back]
  4. a spotted [blue, pink, white] [dress]
  5. the [lesser, great, greater] spotted [woodpecker, eagle]
  6. UK: spotted dick (and custard)
  7. [got, was] spotted with [mud, wine, blood, ink]
  8. report (any) spotted [errors, mistakes, omissions]
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. a blind spot (in the road)
  2. are [no, plenty of] parking spots
  3. looking for a parking spot
  4. the [ideal, best] spot for
  5. her [dress, blouse, scarf] had [blue, black] spots
  6. spots and stripes
  7. had a [dark, red] spot on his [shirt, pants]
  8. couldn't remove the spot of [coffee, wine]
  9. spots broke out on his [face, cheeks, arms]
  10. my [brother, father] now has a bald spot
  11. (has) a beauty spot on her [face, cheek]
  12. is [a natural, an unspoiled] beauty spot
  13. really put me on the spot (when, by)
  14. save me a spot [near, next] to you (at)
  15. stay in one spot (while I)
  16. a leopard never changes its spots
  17. this is the spot where we [saw, met, had]
  18. [X, the monument, a stone] marks the spot
  19. had an important spot in the [company, government, organization]
  20. they took out a [30-second] spot on the [TV, radio]
  21. a [reporter, journalist, correspondent] always seems to be on the spot
  22. sport: [scored, missed] from the penalty spot
  23. was a spot on his [career, image, reputation]
  24. (just) did it on the spot
  25. UK: [have, get] spots
  26. UK: am in a spot of [bother, trouble]
  27. UK: do a spot of [gardening, shopping]
n as adj
  1. use a spot [cleaner, treatment]
  2. spot [remover, removal] (cream)
  1. spot the [difference, similarities]
  2. spot a (rare) [bird, insect, animal]
  3. can you spot the [10] differences [between, in]...?
  4. spotting [birds, trains, planes]
  5. spotted him at [the store, school, on the street]
  6. spotted him [doing, eating, talking, making]
  7. spot a celebrity
  8. see if you can spot (any)
  9. spot something [unusual, different, strange]
  10. spot a [ball, post] with paint
  11. [blood, ink, paint] spotted his shirt
  12. spot the [gymnast, athlete]
  13. spot me on the [wall, balance beam, uneven bars]
  14. can you spot me [$10]?
  15. spot a [cue ball, pool ball, snooker ball]
  16. her [image, reputation] was spotted by
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