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Spills vs Spill - What's the difference?

spills | spill |

As nouns the difference between spills and spill

is that spills is while spill is game, activity.

As a verb spills

is (spill).




  • Verb

  • (spill)
  • ----




  • To drop something so that it spreads out or makes a mess; to pour.
  • I spilled some sticky juice on the kitchen floor.
  • To spread out or fall out, as above.
  • Some sticky juice spilled onto the kitchen floor.
  • * Isaac Watts
  • He was so topful of himself, that he let it spill on all the company.
  • To drop something that was intended to be caught.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=October 29 , author=Neil Johnston , title=Norwich 3 - 3 Blackburn , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=That should have been that, but Hart caught a dose of the Hennessey wobbles and spilled Adlene Guedioura's long-range shot.}}
  • To mar; to damage; to destroy by misuse; to waste.
  • * Puttenham
  • They [the colours] disfigure the stuff and spill the whole workmanship.
  • * Fuller
  • Spill not the morning, the quintessence of day, in recreations.
  • (obsolete) To be destroyed, ruined, or wasted; to come to ruin; to perish; to waste.
  • * Chaucer
  • That thou wilt suffer innocents to spill .
  • To cause to flow out and be lost or wasted; to shed.
  • * Dryden
  • to revenge his blood so justly spilt
  • To cover or decorate with slender pieces of wood, metal, ivory, etc.; to inlay.
  • (Spenser)
  • (nautical) To relieve a sail from the pressure of the wind, so that it can be more easily reefed or furled, or to lessen the strain.
  • Derived terms

    * spiller * spill blood * spill one's seed * spill out * spill over * spill the beans


    (en noun)
  • (countable) A mess of something that has been dropped.
  • A fall or stumble.
  • The bruise is from a bad spill he had last week.
  • A small stick or piece of paper used to light a candle, cigarette etc by the transfer of a flame from a fire.
  • * 2008 , Elizabeth Bear, Ink and Steel: A Novel of the Promethean Age :
  • Kit froze with the pipe between his teeth, the relit spill pressed to the weed within it.
  • A slender piece of anything.
  • # A peg or pin for plugging a hole, as in a cask; a spile.
  • # A metallic rod or pin.
  • (mining) One of the thick laths or poles driven horizontally ahead of the main timbering in advancing a level in loose ground.
  • The situation where sound is picked up by a microphone from a source other than that which is intended.
  • (obsolete) A small sum of money.
  • (Ayliffe)
  • (Australia, politics) A declaration that the leadership of a parliamentary party is vacant, and open for re-election. Short form of (l)
  • Derived terms

    * spill one's seed * spillway * take a spill


    * English ergative verbs ---- ==Norwegian Bokmål==

    Alternative forms

    * (l)


  • game, play
  • Inflection

    Derived terms

    * (l) * (l) * (l)


  • See also

    * (spel) ----