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spill

(spil),
An overflow; a scattering of fluid or finely divided matter.

spill

The unintended release of a fluid from a container or receptacle; hazardous spills include radioactive spills and chemical spills.

spill

(spĭl) [AS. spillan, to squander]
1. To flow out of or release; in medicine, said of a substance that cannot be maintained in the body by one of its organs, esp. the kidneys. In diabetes mellitus, for example, the kidneys spill sugar into the urine. In the nephrotic syndrome, they spill protein.
2. An overflow.

cellular spill

A dissemination of cells through the lymph or the blood resulting in metastasis.

radioactive spill

A release of radioactive materials into the environment.
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Worth the price of admission alone is the last section called ``Local Knowledge,'' where Wisch spills the beans (and latitude/longitude) on coastal fishing spots from Newport Beach to Palos Verdes.
So next time someone spills the beans on his mum's fruitcake life and some royalist lackey says "why can't they think of her poor boys' feelings?
Tokofsky's crime is that he spills the beans on the Los Angeles Unified School District's bungling, deceits and dirty deals.