spit onto (someone or something)

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spit onto (someone or something)

1. To expel saliva or phlegm from one's mouth onto someone or something. I really wish you wouldn't spit onto the ground like that—it's really gross! Two troublesome youths sat on the overpass, spitting onto the people walking below.
2. To eject or expel an object from one's mouth onto someone or something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "spit" and "onto." Someone spat their gum onto the sidewalk, and it got stuck to the bottom of my sneaker! Make sure you don't talk with your mouth full—you don't want to spit food onto your date!
See also: spit
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The force added: "Work has also taken place to search through Safer Runnymede CCTV in order to identify a specific group of males and females who spent their time on Thursday evening causing damage to the vehicle ramp, throwing items including a trolley and spitting onto cars entering the car park."
Our special mentions include Mohammad Ejaz Ahmad for highlighting the continuing menace of people chewing betel leaves or paan and spitting onto walls, which ruins facades and spreads disease.
An elderly robed gentleman, while walking to and standing at the bus stop, was brushing his teeth and spitting onto the pavement.
I work voluntarily in a charity shop in Sparkbrook and often see male and female locals spitting onto the pavement.
Television pictur es clearly show that Rooney spat at the ground, and there was ne ver any question that he was spitting onto the Liverpool fans.
Be careful with the kind that use liquid propellants; these have a reputation for spitting onto the glass and leaving a residue, if the can is tipped or shaken in use.