spill


spill
01. I accidentally [spilled] coffee all over my wife's new blouse.
02. My daughter had a nasty [spill] on her bicycle, and scratched up her arms and face.
03. Be careful you don't [spill] the wine on the rug; it'll stain.
04. Thirty-three thousand tons of oil [spilled] into the waters off Alaska after the Exxon Valdez ran aground in March, 1989.
05. An oil [spill] is a catastrophe for marine life unless it is cleaned up immediately.
06. Hundreds of people volunteered to clean up beaches, and save wildlife after the oil [spill] off the coast.
07. The contents of the box of crystal wine glasses [spilled] out over the floor, shattering into little pieces.
08. Hundreds of excited, happy children [spilled] out of the school when the bell rang to signal the beginning of summer vacation.
09. The blood of thousands of innocent people is [spilled] every time a government chooses to go to war.
10. Someone [spilled] the news to the secretaries that they were going to lose their jobs due to cost-cutting measures, and now they are really upset.
11. There is a Malawian proverb which says that fear to let fall a drop will always make you [spill] a lot.
12. An old proverb reminds us, "Don't cry over [spilt] milk."
13. In Samoa, it is customary to [spill] a few drops before drinking kava, the national beverage.
14. She ruined her new dress when she accidentally [spilt] nail polish on it.
15. My little brother [spilled] the news to my parents that I dented the car, and my dad freaked out.
16. Haiti's past is bathed in the blood [spilled] in its fight for freedom and democracy.
17. International observers worry that the violence that has plagued Colombia for the last 40 years may eventually [spill] over its borders into neighboring countries.
18. Rock band The Grateful Dead sang, "What good is [spilling] blood? It will not grow a thing."

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • Spill — Spill, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spilled}, or {Spilt}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spilling}.] [OE. spillen,sually, to destroy, AS. spillan, spildan, to destroy; akin to Icel. spilla to destroy, Sw. spilla to spill, Dan. spilde, G. & D. spillen to squander, OHG …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spill — may refer to:* Spill (UK band), a dance duo * Daniel Spill (1832–1887), English entrepreneur * Oil spill * Data spill * Leadership spill …   Wikipedia

  • spill — Ⅰ. spill [1] ► VERB (past and past part. spilt or spilled) 1) flow or cause to flow over the edge of a container. 2) move or empty out from a place. 3) informal reveal (confidential information). ► NOUN …   English terms dictionary

  • spill — spill; spill·able; spill·age; spill·flö·te; spill·ing; …   English syllables

  • Spill — Spill, v. i. 1. To be destroyed, ruined, or wasted; to come to ruin; to perish; to waste. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] That thou wilt suffer innocents to spill. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To be shed; to run over; to fall out, and be lost or wasted. He… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spill — ‘let fall’ [OE] and spill ‘thin piece of wood’ are distinct words. The former originally meant ‘destroy, kill’; the modern sense ‘allow liquid to pour out or fall’, which did not emerge until the 14th century, arose as a rather grisly metaphor… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • spill — ‘let fall’ [OE] and spill ‘thin piece of wood’ are distinct words. The former originally meant ‘destroy, kill’; the modern sense ‘allow liquid to pour out or fall’, which did not emerge until the 14th century, arose as a rather grisly metaphor… …   Word origins

  • Spill — Spill, n. [[root]170. Cf. {Spell} a splinter.] 1. A bit of wood split off; a splinter. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] 2. A slender piece of anything. Specifically: [1913 Webster] (a) A peg or pin for plugging a hole, as in a cask; a spile.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spill — [v1] slop, drop discharge, disgorge, dribble, drip, empty, flow, lose, overfill, overflow, overrun, overturn, pour, run, run out, run over, scatter, shed, spill over, splash, splatter, spray, sprinkle, spurt, squirt, stream, throw off, upset,… …   New thesaurus

  • spill — spill1 [spil] vt. spilled or spilt, spilling [ME spillen < OE spillan, to destroy, squander, akin to MHG spillen, to split < IE base * (s)p(h)el , to split, split off > SPALL, L spolium] 1. to allow or cause, esp. unintentionally or… …   English World dictionary

  • Spill — Spill, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spilt}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spilling}.] To cover or decorate with slender pieces of wood, metal, ivory, etc.; to inlay. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English