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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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England captain Andy Farrell claims his team will spill blood in their bid to quell an Irish uprising in today's World Cup quarter-final at Headingley.
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.
STEVE McCLAREN says his Boro stars have shown they are ready to spill blood in their fight to qualify for the UEFA Cup.
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.
13WE have UN weapons inspectors in Iraq and US Secretary of State Colin Powell says we can watch every move Saddam makes from space - so why the rush to spill blood?
Humiliated Scotland coach Richie Dixon yesterday ordered his players to spill blood and guts for their country.
SCOTS are so keen to host the Euro 2008 football tournament that we're prepared to spill blood in the process.