spill

When liquids spill, they accidentally flow or dribble out of a container. You can also spill solid objects, like when you slip and spill the contents of your backpack all over the sidewalk.

When you spill your hot chocolate, the spot it makes where it lands is a spill. The act of spilling it is a spill too: "Sorry about the spill, Grandma." You can take a spill yourself, like when you tumble to the ground from your bike. Spill also means "talk," especially in the context of "spill the beans" or "spill your guts," both basically meaning "tell the whole truth."

Definitions of spill
  1. verb
    flow, run or fall out and become lost
    “The milk spilled across the floor”
    synonyms: run out
    slop, splatter
    cause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container
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    brim over, overflow, overrun, run over, well over
    flow or run over (a limit or brim)
    geyser
    to overflow like a geyser
    type of:
    course, feed, flow, run
    move along, of liquids
  2. verb
    cause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container
    spill the milk”
    synonyms: slop, splatter
    disgorge, shed
    cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over
    run out
    flow, run or fall out and become lost
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    type of:
    displace, move
    cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
  3. verb
    cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over
    spill the beans all over the table”
    synonyms: disgorge, shed
    slop, splatter
    cause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container
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    seed
    go to seed; shed seeds
    reseed
    seed again or anew
    type of:
    displace, move
    cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
  4. verb
    pour out in drops or small quantities or as if in drops or small quantities
    spill blood”
    synonyms: pour forth, shed
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    type of:
    pour
    cause to run
  5. noun
    liquid that is spilled
    “clean up the spills
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    type of:
    liquid
    fluid matter having no fixed shape but a fixed volume
  6. noun
    the act of allowing a fluid to escape
    synonyms: release, spillage
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    type of:
    flow, stream
    the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression
  7. noun
    a channel that carries excess water over or around a dam or other obstruction
    synonyms: spillway, wasteweir
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    conduit
    a passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass
  8. noun
    a sudden drop from an upright position
    “he had a nasty spill on the ice”
    synonyms: fall, tumble
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    pratfall
    a fall onto your buttocks
    wipeout
    a spill in some sport (as a fall from a bicycle or while skiing or being capsized on a surfboard)
    type of:
    slip, trip
    an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall
  9. verb
    reveal information
    “The former employee spilled all the details”
    synonyms: talk
    babble, babble out, blab, blab out, let the cat out of the bag, peach, sing, spill the beans, talk, tattle
    divulge confidential information or secrets
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    type of:
    tell
    let something be known
  10. verb
    reduce the pressure of wind on (a sail)
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    type of:
    bring down, cut, cut back, cut down, reduce, trim, trim back, trim down
    cut down on; make a reduction in
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