1 / spIt; spIt/ v (-tt-; pt, pp spat / spt; spAt/; also esp US spit)
[Tn, Tn.pr, Tn.p] ~ sth (out) (at/on/onto sb/sth) send (liquid, saliva, food, etc) out from the mouth 吐出（液体﹑ 唾液﹑ 食物等）: He was spitting blood after being hit in the mouth. 他嘴上挨了打之後, 吐出血来. * The baby spat its food (out) onto the table. 婴儿把吃进去的东西吐在桌子上了. * He took one sip of the wine and spat it out. 他抿了一口酒, 又吐了出来.
[I, Ipr] (a) send saliva from the mouth 吐口水; 吐唾沫; 吐痰: In many countries it is considered rude to spit in public. 在许多国家, 当众吐痰属不雅行为. * He's inclined to spit when he talks quickly. 他说话说快了就爱喷唾沫星. * The boys were spitting out of the train window. 那些男孩子向火车窗外吐口水. (b) do this as a sign of contempt or anger 啐唾沫（以示鄙夷或愤怒）: She spat at him/in his face. 她向他[他的脸上]啐了一口唾沫.
(a) [Tn, Tn.p] ~ sth (out) utter sth violently or forcefully 厉声说出某事: She spat (out) curses at me. 她厉声咒骂我. (b) [I, Ipr] make a noise like spitting to show anger 发出啐唾沫的声音以示愤怒: He walked off spitting with fury. 他发出呸的声音生气地走了. * The cat spat at the dog. 那只猫朝着狗发出呼呼声.
[I] (of afire, hot fat, etc) make a spitting noise; throw out sparks, etc violently and noisily （指火﹑ 熬热的油脂等）毕剥作响, ?啪作响; （尤指猛烈﹑ 大声地）迸出火花: fried bacon spitting in the pan 在锅内?啪作响的煎腌肉 * The gun spat twice and he fell dead. 乒乒两枪, 他应声扑地身亡.
[I] (infml 口) (used with it, in the continuous tenses 与it连用, 用於进行时态) rain lightly 下小雨: It's not raining heavily any more, but it's still spitting a bit. 大雨已经停了, 但是还在飘着小雨.
(idm 习语) be the (very/spitting) image of sb/sth => image. spit it `out (infml 口) say what you want to say quickly and concisely 爽快地说出来: `What exactly are you trying to tell me? Come on, spit it out!' ‘你到底想跟我说什麽? 你就爽快点说出来吧!’
> spit n
1 [U] liquid in the mouth; saliva 口水; 唾液.
2 [C usu sing 通常作单数] act of spitting 吐唾沫; 吐痰.
3 [U] white frothy liquid produced by some insects and found on plants, etc （某些昆虫留在植物等上的）白色泡沫状分泌物.
4 (idm 习语) be the dead spit of sb => dead. spit and `polish thorough cleaning and polishing of equipment, esp by soldiers 对设备（尤指军用装备）彻底的擦洗.
# `spitfire n person with a very fiery temper 烈性子的人.