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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Spill \Spill\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spilt; p. pr. & vb. n. Spilling.] To cover or decorate with slender pieces of wood, metal, ivory, etc.; to inlay. [Obs.]


Spill \Spill\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spilled, or Spilt; p. pr. & vb. n. Spilling.] [OE. spillen,sually, to destroy, AS. spillan, spildan, to destroy; akin to Icel. spilla to destroy, Sw. spilla to spill, Dan. spilde, G. & D. spillen to squander, OHG. spildan.]

  1. To destroy; to kill; to put an end to. [Obs.]

    And gave him to the queen, all at her will To choose whether she would him save or spill.

    Greater glory think [it] to save than spill.

  2. To mar; to injure; to deface; hence, to destroy by misuse; to waste. [Obs.]

    They [the colors] disfigure the stuff and spill the whole workmanship.

    Spill not the morning, the quintessence of day, in recreations.

  3. To suffer to fall or run out of a vessel; to lose, or suffer to be scattered; -- applied to fluids and to substances whose particles are small and loose; as, to spill water from a pail; to spill quicksilver from a vessel; to spill powder from a paper; to spill sand or flour.

    Note: Spill differs from pour in expressing accidental loss, -- a loss or waste contrary to purpose.

  4. To cause to flow out and be lost or wasted; to shed, or suffer to be shed, as in battle or in manslaughter; as, a man spills another's blood, or his own blood.

    And to revenge his blood so justly spilt.

  5. (Naut.) 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.

    Spilling line (Naut.), a rope used for spilling, or dislodging, the wind from the belly of a sail.


Spilt \Spilt\, imp. & p. p. of Spill. Spilled.

  1. That has been spill. v

  2. (context chiefly British English) (en-past of: spill)

  1. v. cause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container; "spill the milk"; "splatter water" [syn: slop, splatter]

  2. flow, run or fall out and become lost; "The milk spilled across the floor"; "The wine spilled onto the table" [syn: run out]

  3. cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over; "spill the beans all over the table" [syn: shed, disgorge]

  4. 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" [syn: shed, pour forth]

  5. reveal information; "If you don't oblige me, I'll talk!"; "The former employee spilled all the details" [syn: talk]

  6. [also: spilt]

  1. n. liquid that is spilled; "clean up the spills"

  2. a channel that carries excess water over or around a dam or other obstruction [syn: spillway, wasteweir]

  3. the act of allowing a fluid to escape [syn: spillage, release]

  4. a sudden drop from an upright position; "he had a nasty spill on the ice" [syn: tumble, fall]

  5. [also: spilt]


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Usage examples of "spilt".

Slum houses spilt down the sides of Vaudois Hill, Flyside, Flag Hill, St.

The grass and paths of Sobek Croix were sticky with spilt sugar and sauce.

The translucent colours spilt in uneven grots down the white that glinted like the inside of a shell.

In this dark and stinking place, the Dog Fenn light and air that spilt through from above was like bleach.

They dig holes in the water down to where spilt cargoes lie on the bottom, so the cranes can hook them.

A welter of utterly alien senses spilt like invisible guts from the ragged hole.

Vibrations in a hundred registers and keys beckoned the thing, as forces and emotions and dreams spilt and were amplified in the brick chambers of the station and blasted outwards into the sky.

Below its gently moving hand, blood spilt across the dust in slicks of dirty gore.

The gathering was pinned in the cold light, spots so tight nothing spilt from their edges.

The mound of dense rubbish spilt slowly into an inverted cone, slipping past the shattered slats of the crate.

She turned and looked at the mess of organic slime and spilt rubbish fouling the ground.

There were windows at untidy intervals, as if they had been spilt from the highest point to fall irregularly between the roof and the ground.

Behind Isaac the Weaver still drew patterns in the spilt juices of the slake-moths.

Don Tarquinio looked on with a surprised interest that evanesced into elaborate unconsciousness when he was appealed to by Egbert to come and drink up some of the spilt matter.

Most of the ditches were blocked by piles of mud and debris and broken fencing so that the water built up behind these dams and spilt across the earth.