- vba.Americanto pay for, lend or advance money to. This usage of spot probably derives from gambling or sports jargon in which it means to specify odds or condi-tions.► Spot me a twenty will you?b.to lend or give. The older adult collo-quialism has become a vogue term among British adolescents since 2000. Can you spot me a cig?
Contemporary slang . 2014.
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spot someone a mile off — spot/recognize/tell/ someone/something/a mile off informal phrase to see or recognize someone or something very easily I can tell a liar a mile off. Th … Useful english dictionary
spot someone (something) — 1. tv. to give an advantage to someone. □ I’ll spot you twenty points. □ No need to spot me. I’m the greatest! 2. tv. to lend someone something. □ Can you spot me a few bucks? □ … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions
spot — [spät] n. [ME < or akin to MDu spotte, akin to ON spotti, small piece (of ground)] 1. a small area of different color or texture from the main area of which it is a part; often, a mark made by some foreign matter; stain, blot, speck, patch,… … English World dictionary
spot — spot1 [ spat ] noun count *** ▸ 1 particular place/area ▸ 2 small area of color ▸ 3 relative position ▸ 4 difficult situation ▸ 5 spotlight ▸ 6 small amount of something ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) a particular place on your body: a sore/tender spot: There… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
spot — I UK [spɒt] / US [spɑt] noun [countable] Word forms spot : singular spot plural spots *** 1) the particular place where someone or something is We found him sitting in a sunny spot in the garden. mark the spot: Flowers mark the spot where the… … English dictionary
spot — ► NOUN 1) a small round mark differing in colour or texture from the surface around it. 2) a pimple. 3) a particular place, point, or position. 4) a place for an individual item in a show. 5) informal, chiefly Brit. a small amount: a spot of… … English terms dictionary
spot — n *place, position, location, situation, site, station Analogous words: *locality, district, neighborhood, vicinity: region, *area, tract, belt, zone: section, sector (see PART) spot vb Spot, spatter, sprinkle, mottle, fleck, stipple, marble,… … New Dictionary of Synonyms
spot something a mile off — spot/recognize/tell/ someone/something/a mile off informal phrase to see or recognize someone or something very easily I can tell a liar a mile off. Th … Useful english dictionary
spot check — spot checks also spot check N COUNT: oft N on n If someone carries out a spot check, they examine one thing from a group in order to make sure that it is satisfactory … English dictionary
spot check — noun count an occasion when someone in authority suddenly arrives to check something or suddenly decides to check a particular person or thing in a group … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English