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spot (something) a mile off

To see or predict something well in advance of it actually arriving or happening. I can spot where this conversation is heading a mile off. The car is so obnoxiously large that you can spot it a mile off.
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spot (someone or something) as (something)

To identify or recognize someone or something as being a particular type of person or thing. Is there anyone you've spotted as a potential candidate for the job? I spotted this as a potential problem weeks ago, but the bosses wouldn't listen to me at the time.
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spot (one) (some amount of money)

To lend one some amount of money, especially in an impromptu fashion and often without the expectation of being paid back. Sorry, I forgot to bring my wallet with me. Could you spot me a few bucks to pay for my coffee? Oh no, not this time. I'm not spotting you any more money until you pay back what you still owe me.
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5%), previously found to be the most efficient diagnostic technique for spotted fever rickettsioses (27).
However, serologic cross-reactions are common among the rickettsiae in the spotted fever group, particularly between R.
Rocky Mountain spotted lever from an unexpected tick vector in Arizona.
Widespread, simultaneous increase in the incidence of spotted fever group rickettsioses.
the etiological agent of Flinders Island spotted fever in Australia.
First cases of spotted fever group rickettsiosis in Thailand.
Immunohistochemical evaluation of the necropsy materials obtained in the second fatal case, using an immunoglobulin (Ig) M monoclonal antibody against a lipopolysaccharide epitope specific for Rickettsia of the spotted fever group, demonstrated typical rickettsiae in vascular endothelium.
Among 21 suspected cases of spotted fever rickettsiosis in the second half of 2000 in Coronel Fabriciano, serum samples from three patients contained antibodies to R.
Characterization of Sicilian strains of spotted fever group rickettsiae by using monoclonal antibodies.
Comparison of Western immunoblotting and microimmunofluorescence for diagnosis of Mediterranean spotted fever.
The isolation of strains of Rickettsiae of the spotted fever group in Israel and their differentiation from other members of the group by immunofluorescence methods.
Clinical and laboratory findings of spotted fever in Israeli children.
Comparison of Western immunoblotting and microimmunofluoresence for diagnosis of Mediterranean spotted fever.