Definitions

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  • noun The act of dropping or spreading out of a fluid or particles.
  • noun figuratively The action of spreading out in the manner of a fluid.
  • verb Present participle of spill.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The room doesn't feel lived-in; it is the office of a man who spends his time downstairs in a shop crowded with Allen wrenches and coiled silver shavings spilling from a drill.

    LA Times Series on Life in Cairo, #5: Sewing Machine Repairman

  • And laid across a two-page image of gasoline spilling from a pump is the quote that begins, "The whole earth was amazed and followed the beast."

    Bible publishers go niche in hopes of gaining readers

  • A ruddied blonde, with meaty folds of weathered skin spilling out every which way from the cheap fabric of her ill-fitting dress, tore a mouthful of bloodied beef from her fork and proceeded to lick the oozing red juice from her chin.

    Red socks, silver keys and exquisite corpses: A Birthday Story

  • A ruddied blonde, with meaty folds of weathered skin spilling out every which way from the cheap fabric of her ill-fitting dress, tore a mouthful of bloodied beef from her fork and proceeded to lick the oozing red juice from her chin.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • While gut-spilling is cathartic, I promised to zip my lip when my best friend* came to visit last week.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • This, too, is a quintessentially noir scene, redolent of the "lounge" spaces described by Vivian Sobchack: the shadowy theater, bright light spilling from the high window of the projectionist's booth and diffusing into murky darkness below, where the audience sits in scattered lonely clots, waiting out the long empty night by escaping into a Hollywood fantasy.

    Caught in the Crossfire: Adrian Scott and the Politics of Americanism in 1940s Hollywood

  • While gut-spilling is cathartic, I promised to zip my lip when my best friend* came to visit last week.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • While gut-spilling is cathartic, I promised to zip my lip when my best friend* came to visit last week.

    boyaux - French Word-A-Day

  • And finally ... (right) this is the scene of the famous Basra riot, where the graphic scenes were flashed across the world of British soldiers spilling from a burning Warrior with their bodies wreathed in flames.

    The mean streets of Basra

  • I love the huge long stairway with the fountain spilling over it.

    June 21st, 2005

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