spit at (someone or something)

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spit at (someone or something)

1. Literally, to propel saliva from one's mouth in the direction of someone or something. Someone in the crowd spat at the policeman as he tried to calm them down. We sat on the overpass, spitting at the cars driving underneath.
2. To treat someone or something with scorn, contempt, or disregard. I trusted you with my secrets, then you spit at me by going up on the witness stand to testify against me! I always feel like I need to go out and give 100% of my effort and energy whenever I perform on stage. Anything less, and it feels like I'm spitting at all the devoted fans who came to see me.
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spit at someone or something

to expectorate on someone or something or in the direction of someone or something. The angry crowd cursed and spit at the prisoner as he was being taken back to jail. Max actually spit at the police station door as he was dragged in.
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References in classic literature ?
At this the robber ran back as fast as he could to his comrades, and told the captain how a horrid witch had got into the house, and had spat at him and scratched his face with her long bony fingers; how a man with a knife in his hand had hidden himself behind the door, and stabbed him in the leg; how a black monster stood in the yard and struck him with a club, and how the devil had sat upon the top of the house and cried out, 'Throw the rascal up here!' After this the robbers never dared to go back to the house; but the musicians were so pleased with their quarters that they took up their abode there; and there they are, I dare say, at this very day.
Mr Apter also said officers had had to undertake "intrusive anti-viral treatment" after being spat at or bitten, and examples produced by Liberty where the hoods had been linked to deaths in custody were from the USA where the hoods are "used in a very different way".
NORTHUMBRIA Police will start using hoods to cover the heads of abusive suspects, after revealing officers were spat at almost every day last year.
Northumbria Police will start using hoods to cover the heads of abusive suspects, after revealing cops were spat at almost every day last year.
I WAS asked on Radio City's City Talk this week when I was last spat at. The issue of course was the country's hot topic following ex-Liverpool footballer Jamie Carragher's spitting incident at a Man United fan after Sunday's game.
Port Vale manager Michael Brown said Saiz spat at his defender Joe Davis during a Carabao Cup tie in August, but the Football Association did not bring any charges against the 26-year-old.
Colin Petchey: "Fully support this, coppers being spat at is vile."
The officers had been tasked with collecting a suspect from colleagues who had already covered his head with the pillow case when he spat at them inside a Wolverhampton flat in 2013.
Cisse had apologised yesterday in marked contrast to Evans who released a statement denying he spat at his opponent.
But I never spat at a fellow pro - and being spat on, when playing for Wales in Hungary, was the worst day of my career.
For the pearl oyster Pinctada fucata martensii, for example, Numaguchi and Tanaka (1986) reported better growth rates of spat at lower salinities of 26.5 and 18.9 compared with other salinities tested over a 25-day period (15.1, 30.3, and 34.1, and an ambient salinity of 37.9).
Katie Langley from Manchester tweeted: "Justin Bieber spat at his fans from a balcony because he was bored.
RACE ROW: John Terry has been accused of verbally abusing Anton Ferninand, a claim he rigorously denies SPIT SPAT: Wolves players confront referee Lee Probert after Wigan's Antolin Alcaraz (centre) appeared to have spat at an opponent
If the player admits the charge he may accept an automatic three-match suspension." It was initially thought Alcaraz had spat at Wolves centre-back Christophe Berra but Stearman confirmed he was the player targeted by the Paraguay defender.
Asked if he had been spat at, Stearman added: "Yes, but I'm not going to speak about it."