spit out

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v spit out discharge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth
    • v spit out spit up in an explosive manner
    • v spit out utter with anger or contempt
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Idioms

Spit it out - People say this when someone has something to say but is too embarrassed, shy, etc, to say it.
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Usage

In literature:

Tongues and slivers of fire began to spit out from the gray ranks opposing the Americans.
"Ned, Bob and Jerry on the Firing Line" by Clarence Young
Frank led Auguste out on a shrub-covered spit.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
That effected, they could spit out the water, breathe again, and look about them.
"The Wild Geese" by Stanley John Weyman
Many of them were still spitting out their fire with a venom that made my position exceedingly uncomfortable.
"War from the Inside" by Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
Leaning over the shining rail, chin thrust out, he shook both fists at the receding city, and spit into its face.
"The Trimming of Goosie" by James Hopper
He, at any rate, came out with the first suggestion: "Spit-Fire"!
"Mayflower (Flor de mayo)" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
The Welsh don't like you either, but they have not the pluck to spit it out.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Every bay and little inlet has its own peculiar charm, and occasionally a sharp spit of rock is thrust out into the sea.
"The Last Voyage" by Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
I tasted something new in my mouth and spit it out.
"The Harbor" by Ernest Poole
I'm going to choke the life out of you, and grind your dead head into the dust, and then spit on you.
"In the Shadow of the Hills" by George C. Shedd
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In poetry:

He tried to spit out the truth;
Dry-mouthed at first,
He drooled and slobbered in the end;
Truth dribbling his chin.
"Ultimately" by Ernest Hemingway
Come, let us on with the new deal,
Let us be done with pandars and jobbery,
Let us spit upon those who pat the big-bellies for profit,
Let us go out in the air a bit.
"Salutation The Third" by Ezra Pound
The gardener sucks the poison and spits,
Cursing and praying as befits
A poor old man half out of his wits.
"Whatever possessed you, Sister, it's
Hatched of a devil
And very evil.
"The Book Of Hours Of Sister Clotilde" by Amy Lowell
Pindar and Damon scorn transition,
So on he ran a new division;
Till out of breath he turn'd to spit; (Chance often helps us more than wit)
Th' other that lucky moment took, Just nick'd the time, broke in, and spoke.
"The Conversation. A Tale" by Matthew Prior

In news:

" "Don't spit out those fish again.
Instead, you just get a bracket spit out at you, and if you're not on it, deal with it.
Check it out folks, Rose Bent came in for a candid interview session and spit some fine rhymes.
I spit it out and yelled at her saying I didn't want it.
Most likely to make you spit out your morning coffee.
Microsoft Tries to Spit Out the GPLv3 Hook.
View full size Fox Searchlight Nicole Kidman spits out harsh words in the upcoming horror-thriller " Stoker ".
The cold and spitting rain out side was not enough to stop the Halloween parade at Wanamaker Elementary.
Let's spit the info out and get out of here.
Usually, ATMs spit out bills, but what Martha O'Neal of Islandia got from a Chase machine in Central Islip was green and worthless.
The site kept spitting out Rochester, N.Y.
Marcus Olson immediately spit it out.
Beginning runners and veterans alike can identify with Marc's struggles and achievements, which are often spit-out-your-coffee hilarious.
Chicago mints blues artists like a factory spits out widgets.
Software that can spit out automatic death certificates, with 2,000 causes of death to choose from.
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In science:

In the following sections we will discuss state of the art SPIT prevention mechanisms in order to point out their advantages and disadvantages.
SPAM over Internet Telephony and how to deal with it
The technique of active and passive device fingerprinting is presented in and is based on the following assumption: Having knowledge about the type of User Agent that initiates a call, helps finding out whether a session initiation attempt can be classified as SPIT or not.
SPAM over Internet Telephony and how to deal with it
Any calls of this user are blocked or marked as SPIT, until the administrator of the VoIP network updates the fingerprint list and this procedure will repeat any time a new firmware version is rolled out or new clients are released.
SPAM over Internet Telephony and how to deal with it
In case of Direct IP Spitting the attacker could simply try out all existing accounts with a brute force attack until he finds out which identities are not blocked. A less exhausting procedure can be performed in case of distributed or imported white lists .
SPAM over Internet Telephony and how to deal with it
At first sight this assumption seems logic, as e.g. within a SPIT attack, the attacker calls hundreds or thousands of victims within an hour, while a normal user wouldn’t even send out one percent of this amount of calls.
SPAM over Internet Telephony and how to deal with it
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