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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishspellspell1 /spel/ ●●● S2 verb (past tense and past participle spelt /spelt/ especially British English or spelled especially American English) πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 [intransitive, transitive]SLWRITE to form a word by writing or naming the letters in order πŸ”Š How do you spell β€˜juice’? πŸ”Š Pupils should know how to spell commonly used words.spell something wrong/wrongly πŸ”Š You’ve spelled my name wrong.2 [transitive]WRITE if letters spell a word, they form it πŸ”Š B-O-O-K spells β€˜book’. πŸ”Š 'Love' is spelled L-O-V-E.3 β†’ spell trouble/disaster/danger etc4 [transitive] American EnglishWORK/DO WORKINSTEAD to do someone else’s work for them for a short period so that they can rest πŸ”Š I can spell you if you get tired. β†’ spell something ↔ outβ†’ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
spellβ€’ "B-O-O-K" spells "book."β€’ He always spells his name for secretaries.β€’ Gray also published a book by the same title in which he managed to spell Jon Swain's name incorrectly.β€’ The scale of the catastrophe was spelled out by one speaker after another.β€’ This argument is spelled out in detail in Chapter 19.β€’ These can be spelled out pretty easily on a resume, but the new qualifications can not.β€’ Some deaf children are, however, very proficient at sign language and they can also spell out words using finger spelling.β€’ And your last name is Aitchson? Could your spell that out for me please?β€’ No one thinks this could spell the closure of the firm, but things could be better.β€’ Out-of-town retail developments often spell the death of independent high street shops.β€’ These new rules spell the end of jobs as we have known them.β€’ That spells trouble for the individual, the team, and, perhaps most important, the client.β€’ I've never been able to spell very well in English.β€’ In American English, 'organize' is always spelled with a 'z'.β€’ "How do you spell your name?" "S-M-I-T-H."β€’ How do you spell your surname?