Meaning of SPILL in English


[verb] [past:] [UK and ANZ] spilt or esp. US, ANZ also spilled - to (cause to) flow, move, fall or spread over the edge or beyond the limits of somethingI spilt coffee on my silk shirt. [T]You've spilt something down your tie. [T]Make sure you pour the juice into the glass without spilling it. [T]He dropped a bag of sugar and it spilt all over the floor. [I]I knocked a jug of cream over, but luckily it didn't spill (= its contents did not fall out). [I]All her shopping spilled out of her bag when she dropped it. [I]The conflict threatens to spill (over) into neighbouring regions. [I]I try not to let my work spill over into (= have an effect on) my life outside the office. [I]The talks between the two leaders look likely to spill over (= to continue) into the weekend. [I]Crowds of football fans spilled onto the field at the end of the game. [I]People were spilling out of the wine bar (= spreading out from it because it was full) onto the street. [I](figurative) I listened quietly as she spilled out (= talked in an emotional way about) all her anger and despair. [M](figurative) All his resentment spilled out (= he talked emotionally about it). [I]So who spilt the beans (= told the secret) about her affair with David? (esp. literary) The government has urged the rebels not to spill any more blood (= to injure or kill any more people).

Cambridge English vocab.      Кембриджский английский словарь.