- cause or allow (liquid) to flow over the edge of its container, especially unintentionally；(of liquid) flow over the edge of its container
- a quantity of liquid that has spilled or been spilled；an instance of a liquid spilling or being spilled
verb: spill, 3rd person present: spills, gerund or present participle: spilling, past tense: spilt, past participle: spilt
noun: spill, plural noun: spills
- 1. cause or allow (liquid) to flow over the edge of its container, especially unintentionally you'll spill that tea if you're not careful azaleas spilled cascades of flowers over the pathways 同義詞
- ▪ (of liquid) flow over the edge of its container some of the wine spilled on to the floor light spilled into the room from the landing 同義詞
- ▪ (with reference to the contents of something) empty out or be emptied out on to a surface my backpack split, spilling my clothes and books onto the floor the bag fell to the floor, spilling out its contents
- ▪ (of a number of people) move out of somewhere quickly diners can spill out into the courtyard students began to spill out of the building 同義詞
- 2. informal reveal (confidential information) to someone there's nothing worse than friends who spill secrets she ought not to be spilling out her troubles to you 同義詞
- 3. cause to fall off a horse or bicycle the horse was wrenched off course, spilling his rider 同義詞
- 4. British (in the context of ball games) drop (the ball).
- 5. let (wind) out of a sail, typically by slackening the sheets.
- 1. a quantity of liquid that has spilled or been spilled wipe up spills immediately a 25-ton oil spill
- ▪ an instance of a liquid spilling or being spilled he was absolved from any blame for the oil spill 同義詞
- 2. a fall from a horse or bicycle Granddad took a spill while riding the bay mare 同義詞