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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.
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.