Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun spill

4 senses of spill

Sense 1
spill -- (liquid that is spilled; "clean up the spills")
       => liquid -- (fluid matter having no fixed shape but a fixed volume)

Sense 2
spillway, spill, wasteweir -- (a channel that carries excess water over or around a dam or other obstruction)
       => conduit -- (a passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass; "the computers were connected through a system of conduits")

Sense 3
spill, spillage, release -- (the act of allowing a fluid to escape)
       => flow, stream -- (the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression)

Sense 4
spill, tumble, fall -- (a sudden drop from an upright position; "he had a nasty spill on the ice")
       => slip, trip -- (an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall; "he blamed his slip on the ice"; "the jolt caused many slips and a few spills")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb spill

6 senses of spill

Sense 1
spill, slop, splatter -- (cause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container; "spill the milk"; "splatter water")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 2
spill, run out -- (flow, run or fall out and become lost; "The milk spilled across the floor"; "The wine spilled onto the table")
       => run, flow, feed, course -- (move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi")

Sense 3
spill, shed, disgorge -- (cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over; "spill the beans all over the table")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 4
spill, shed, pour forth -- (pour out in drops or small quantities or as if in drops or small quantities; "shed tears"; "spill blood"; "God shed His grace on Thee")
       => pour -- (cause to run; "pour water over the floor")

Sense 5
spill, talk -- (reveal information; "If you don't oblige me, I'll talk!"; "The former employee spilled all the details")
       => tell -- (let something be known; "Tell them that you will be late")

Sense 6
spill -- (reduce the pressure of wind on (a sail))
       => reduce, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, cut, bring down -- (cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits")

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