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 spill spill

noun

  • a sudden drop from an upright position  ( spill, tumble, fall )
    a sudden drop from an upright position
     he had a nasty spill on the ice
    he had a nasty spill on the ice
  • the act of allowing a fluid to escape  ( release, spill, spillage )
    the act of allowing a fluid to escape
  • a channel that carries excess water over or around a dam or other obstruction  ( spill, spillway, wasteweir )
    a channel that carries excess water over or around a dam or other obstruction
  • liquid that is spilled  ( spill )
    liquid that is spilled
     clean up the spills
    clean up the spills
  • verb

  • () cause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container  ( splatter, slop, spill )
    cause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container
     spill the milk
    spill the milk
     splatter water
    splatter water
  • () cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over  ( disgorge, shed, spill )
    cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over
     spill the beans all over the table
    spill the beans all over the table
  • () flow, run or fall out and become lost  ( run out, spill )
    flow, run or fall out and become lost
     The milk spilled across the floor
    The milk spilled across the floor
     The wine spilled onto the table
    The wine spilled onto the table
  • reduce the pressure of wind on (a sail)  ( spill )
    reduce the pressure of wind on (a sail)
  • reveal information  ( spill, talk )
    reveal information
     If you don't oblige me, I'll talk!
    If you don't oblige me, I'll talk!
     The former employee spilled all the details
    The former employee spilled all the details
  • pour out in drops or small quantities or as if in drops or small quantities  ( spill, pour forth, shed )
    pour out in drops or small quantities or as if in drops or small quantities
     shed tears
    shed tears
     spill blood
    spill blood
     God shed His grace on Thee
    God shed His grace on Thee