spot (one) (some amount of money)

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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.
See also: amount, of, spot

spot someone

 (something)
1. Sl. to give an advantage to someone. I'll spot you twenty points. No need to spot me. I'm the greatest!
2. Sl. to lend someone something. Can you spot me a few bucks? I can spot you a whole hundred!

spot

1. n. a small drink of liquor. I’ll just have a spot, please.
2. n. a nightclub; a night spot. It was a nice little spot, with a combo and a canary.

spot someone

verb
See also: someone, spot

spot someone (something)

1. tv. to give an advantage to someone. I’ll spot you twenty points.
2. tv. to lend someone something. Can you spot me a few bucks?
See also: someone, something, spot
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Turki bin Abdulrahman Almoaishir said that at ten o'clock of the evening of Wednesday, 05/06/1436 AH a communication came to the police of Qurayyat province from the command of the border guards of Jouf region about spotting someone in a Toyota pickup trying to cross Saudi-Jordanian border towards Jordan.
But less than an hour later, her neighbour dialled 999 after spotting someone attempting to break into her home.
James Wood, who filmed the footage, said he was in shock when he first realised what had happened, before spotting someone emerge from the wreckage.
To avoid that embarrassing moment of spotting someone else in the same dress, staff at Wysteria Lane keep a register of every girl who buys a dress and which ball they are attending to ensure no other customer attending that event is sold the same dress.
And to avoid that embarrassing moment of spotting someone else in the same dress, staff keep a register of every girl who buys a dress and which ball they are attending to ensure no other customer attending that event is sold the same dress.
It is believed the dead man jumped in front of his car - which was later found abandoned in a nearby street - after spotting someone breaking in.
There's a pounds 200 reward for anyone spotting someone buying booze for youngsters.
Det Sgt Ian Froggett, spokesman for West Yorkshire Crimestoppers, said: "There has been a big increase in the number of people contacting Crime- stoppers after spotting someone on the website.
Charles Ayto yesterday told the city's crown court that he decided to fly 500ft higher after spotting someone making a "gun gesture".
He called police after spotting someone but they found all the doors locked in Kasuya, near Fukuoka, Japan.