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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: SPILL1

spill

2 noun
     
spill2
1 [uncountable and countable] when you spill something, or an amount of something that is spilled:
the enormous oil spill off the southern tip of the Shetland Islands
2 [countable] a fall from a horse, bicycle etc:
Tyson broke a rib when he took a spill on his motorcycle.

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