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1‘everyone jumped and Kevin spilled his drink’
knock over, tip over, upset, overturn
Scottish Northern Irish cowp
2‘some of the wine spilled on to the floor’
overflow, flow, pour, run, slop, slosh, splash, splatter
British informal splosh
3‘students began to spill out of the building’
stream, pour, surge, swarm, flood, throng, crowd, mill
4‘the horse was wrenched off course, spilling his rider’
unseat, throw, dislodge, unhorse
5‘she ought not to be spilling out his troubles to you’
reveal, disclose, divulge, let out, leak, blurt out, babble, betray, make known, tell
let on, blab
1‘a 25-tonne oil spill’
leak, leakage, overspill, overflow, flood
2‘he decided to rest following his spill in the opening race’
fall, tumble, accident
informal header, cropper, nosedive
‘he gave me a look which made me wonder if Mavis had spilled the beans’
reveal everything, tell all, give the game away, talk
let the cat out of the bag, blab, spill one's guts, come clean
blow the gaff
keep a secret
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