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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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Let's share sovereignty rather than lose later, or have to spill blood and sustain a garrison to hold on to them and the black gold underneath.
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Towards the end of Glenn Hoddle's reign, the feeling persisted that the England players were not prepared to figuratively spill blood on the pitch for him.
EVERY manager loves a player who is prepared to spill blood for the cause - and Ayr boss Brian Reid certainly has that in Chris Smith.
In the defensive third of the field you need people that are willing to spill blood.