Meaning of SPILL in English

SPILL

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

an oil spill (= situation in which oil comes out of a ship or other container into the sea )

a terrible oil spill near the Shetland Islands

spill coffee

He’d accidentally spilt coffee over the table.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

down

He wanted to smooth the web of hair that spilled down her back springing alive from the bones of her head.

With his hand on his heart and tears spilling down his cheeks, Charles Prince pledged his allegiance to the flag.

The whole mountain chain originated from this cleft as lava surged up and spilled down on both sides.

Browns and beiges can be really nasty, they always look like soup has been spilled down them.

The bones splintered under the force of the blow and blood spilled down his chin and the front of his jacket.

on

They filled the aisle around the coffin and spilled on to the altar itself.

There is now more traffic than ever on the route and any hold-ups will spill on to the surrounding routes.

The amber liquid shook in the glass and some of it spilled on to the tan cloth of her Burberry.

out

When we spilled out into the street a few minutes later, it was in a kind of glow.

When forced to disclose the contents, roses spilled out on to the floor.

The facts, which spilled out in no particular order, revealed the flip side of the fairytale.

Miguel wanted to trust Firebug; he came close to letting everything spill out .

Explain that the marbles have taken the place of the water that has spilled out .

Time and time again the global oceans overflowed their basins and spilled out on to all of the continents.

The flesh of his thighs, straining against the khaki underpants, spilled out over the sides.

The questions spilled out of her.

over

He reckons it will disappear by the end of 1993, so increased demand will then spill over into higher prices.

When you permit these legitimate concerns to spill over into your work performance, your career often suffers.

Arguments started outside the congregation may spill over into it.

The prosperity is spilling over into other businesses, too.

The potential for the fighting to spill over into a wider regional conflict has triggered a flurry of diplomatic activity.

Its strength spilled over into dollar-yen trading, traders said.

They have also developed additives which prevent the fuel from frothing so that it no longer spills over your shoes every time you fill-up.

Love and joy seemed to explode inside her, threatening to spill over into cries of happiness.

■ NOUN

bean

He gave me a look which made me wonder whether Mavis hadn't, after all, spilled the beans .

Ludicrously, advance accounts of this novel are cheerfully spilling the beans about the rest of the plot.

They spill the beans , exposing the practice for what it is.

He had not been on the verge of spilling the beans - people just die, that's all.

Come off it, Rosie, spill the beans .

Come on, spill the beans .

She might just decide to kill you, in case you spill the beans .

blood

But referee Ed Morrison's leniency led to bad blood spilling over in a six-man brawl as Richards looked for revenge.

In another moment, blood is being spilled on the corporate carpets as a ticket manager named Andrew Follon is fired.

Pivoting on the slow death fulcrum, he felt the hot sting of his own blood spilling from him.

Battles fought, blood spilled , over-theory.

Within the first three minutes both men were sweating profusely, and no blood was spilled .

A lot of blood gets spilled on the floors of writers.

The bones splintered under the force of the blow and blood spilled down his chin and the front of his jacket.

The blood spilled on to the earth under the tree.

contents

An aftershave bottle spilled its contents and Scott inhaled the aroma momentarily before stepping back.

Two more had burst - spilling their deadly contents .

It struck his arm and fell to the floor, spilling out its dark contents .

Liza laughed so much she rolled off the bed on to the chamber pot, spilling its contents on the floor.

They toppled over the chain holding them in place, spilling themselves and their contents into the road.

drop

It was great fun and they worked so carefully they didn't spill one single drop of sponge mixture.

Interpet's clever device lets you change water without spilling a drop - we use one in the office.

His paw landed in the ashtray, knocking it out of my hand and spilling the few precious drops I had caught.

floor

He gulps down the food real quick, spilling bits on to the floor .

When forced to disclose the contents, roses spilled out on to the floor .

Some were open to reveal rolls of parchment spilling out on to the floor .

A lot of blood gets spilled on the floors of writers.

Quite a bit had spilled over the floor already so nobody would notice any more.

She dodged to the sideboard and picked up a decanter by the neck, spilling sherry on to the floor .

gut

Amid all the purple, there was cardinal and gold, spilling from guts and pouring from hearts.

Albert let Rob run on till he spilled his guts , but Loulse probed.

light

He glanced back up at the house, where warm orange light spilled out from the dining room into the grey afternoon.

The brilliant yellow stain of kerosene light spilled itself out on the snow.

Blue-green light spilled out from the mews's open door.

Home was in Peckham, in the shabby house whose light spilled each evening out on to the street.

oil

More than 72,000 tonnes of crude oil spilled into the estuary after the tanker ran aground in 1996.

Most of the oil spilled is not from those dramatic spills.

No one was injured and no oil was spilled during the incident, he said.

Millions of gallons of crude oil spilled into the sea, causing widespread shore damage as well.

Q.. The oil man spilled heating oil on light-gray semitransparent stained clapboards.

street

When we spilled out into the street a few minutes later, it was in a kind of glow.

The gate opened and dressed-up children spilled into the street , bright beads from a broken string.

The buildings were tenements, normally crowded with people, many of whom were at this moment spilled along the street .

Cadets in gray raincoats crushed against the iron gates and spilled into the street to cheer Buchanan.

Then, to sober up, we'd spill out on to the streets and do the street-lamps until dawn.

The night of their first opening, the crowd spilled out on to the street , holding wine in plastic glasses.

Ulster protestantism is not contained within churches but spills out on to the streets .

tear

With his hand on his heart and tears spilling down his cheeks, Charles Prince pledged his allegiance to the flag.

Once again tears spilled from his eyes.

My tears spill out, I am powerless to stop them.

water

Drop a couple of marbles into the cup and watch the water spill over.

His patronage comes from boiling water spilled on his stomach as a final torture for his unyielding faith before being beheaded.

Explain that the marbles have taken the place of the water that has spilled out.

Interpet's clever device lets you change water without spilling a drop - we use one in the office.

Have them drop water on the penny until the water spills off.

■ VERB

let

She can tell this is just harassment, and she lets him spill his speech.

You let her spill that boiling water all over herself.

And slowly he let his sorrows spill .

Miguel wanted to trust Firebug; he came close to letting everything spill out.

I let the coins spill into my palm and tossed a handful of them at the open safe.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

thrills and spills

Around fifteen thousand spectators came to watch the thrills and spills ... for the organisers it proved another successful Classic.

But they appreciated that getting wet was all part of the thrills and spills.

The audience would love the thrills and spills with the added spice of danger.

There were plenty of thrills and spills as the first round of the East Senior knockout cup got under way.

This provides a safe and sheltered location in which groups of all ages can experience the thrills and spills of watersports.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

"How was the party?" "OK, but some idiot spilled wine all over my new dress."

A tanker has run aground, spilling 60,000 gallons of oil into the sea.

Aaron spilled all the popcorn on the floor.

Careful - you'll spill it!

I almost spilled my coffee.

Oops, I just spilled my water.

Someone had spilled red wine all over the carpet.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

I had to handle it carefully to keep from spilling it on myself.

People spill back across the empty space of moonlight, and the dancers' faces merge with the crowd.

Q.. The oil man spilled heating oil on light-gray semitransparent stained clapboards.

Such conflicts spilled over into the immediate postwar phase.

There are also times when we allow conflicts away from work to spill over into the workplace and harm our careers.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

oil

Television, oil spills and dying animals make a strong political brew.

Tanker and barge owners have a financial incentive to avoid oil spills , too.

It was like cleaning up after an oil spill .

People have a lot to complain about. Oil spills have sullied thousands of acres.

Look in your school library for information about that or other oil spills .

Entire coastal bays and lagoons along the coast have been fouled by oil spills and the runoff of toxic chemicals.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

cry over spilt milk

It is now too late to cry over spilt milk.

It was disappointing, to say the least, but there's no point crying over spilt milk.

Nora Simpson didn't believe in crying over spilt milk.

thrills and spills

Around fifteen thousand spectators came to watch the thrills and spills ... for the organisers it proved another successful Classic.

But they appreciated that getting wet was all part of the thrills and spills.

The audience would love the thrills and spills with the added spice of danger.

There were plenty of thrills and spills as the first round of the East Senior knockout cup got under way.

This provides a safe and sheltered location in which groups of all ages can experience the thrills and spills of watersports.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Although the spill is the largest single oil accident in the Gulf, the waters are no strangers to pollution.

But it needs constant care and attention, and spills show up on it very easily.

Much use will be made of the full-cut-off lanterns, which reduce the minimum spill of light outside the highway boundaries.

The Gulf spill first appeared as a slick in a satellite photograph taken at the end of March.

This will facilitate the removal of surplus glue or spills.

Two-person teams used to inspect fire systems and respond to spills and other emergencies in three 8-hour shifts per day.

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