spit in (something)

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spit in (something)

1. To expel saliva or phlegm from one's mouth into something. This medication makes my mouth water uncontrollably, so I have to keep spitting in a cup. The man spat in my eye as I walked past.
2. To eject or expel an object from one's mouth into something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "spit" and "in." If you're going to spit your gum in one of the coffee cups, please don't just leave it there for someone else to clean up! He kept chewing sunflower seeds and spitting their shells in a plastic cup during the lecture.
See also: spit

spit something in (to) something

 and spit something in
to expel something from the mouth into something. He spit his gum into the toilet. He opened the toilet and spit in his gum.
See also: spit
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The penalties included a hefty fine for anyone caught spitting in public, which has renewed a national debate over appropriate public behaviour.
The government will suggest to reduce a fines for spitting in public places, Vice Prime Minister Jenish Razakov said at the press conference today devoted to the provisions of the New Codes that came into force since 1 January 2019.
In 2013, London's Waltham Forest council (area) became the first local authority who successfully prosecuted two people for spitting in the street.
Violators in Sabangan are fined between P250 and P750 or jailed for from two to seven days depending on how many times they've been caught spitting in public.
MANILA -- Spitting in public may in the future cost you P500 to P2,000, if a lawmaker gets his way.
AFORMER solicitor assaulted her elderly parents by deliberately spitting in their faces during a "heated and abusive" argument over their will, a court was told yesterday.
Past incidents included publicly urinating while cursing a former president, allegedly spitting in a person's face and getting caught with drugs on his tour bus at the Canadian border.
A campaign to ban spitting in public is gaining support in Burma.
A few centuries ago spitting in the street was probably as normal as tipping your chamber pot out of the window.
In several communities around the globe, spitting in public is a serious violation of civil rights.
AFTER El-Hadji Diouf was banned for spitting at Portsmouth's Arjan De Zeeuw, he defended himself thus: "I wasn't aware of the culture that surrounds spitting in England.
One South Wales man was put behind bars for three months after spitting in the face of a fellow passenger on a train.
FROM SPIT TO HOLY WATER The Cleveland Indians' second baseman Roberto Alomar, who became infamous three years ago for spitting in umpire John Hirschbeck's face, made up with the umpire last September.
Lord Blyth asked Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to discourage spitting in public, particularly at sporting venues.