spill-v; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: (cause) to fall, flow, or run from a source

Commentary: Includes: SPILL OUT, SPILL OVER, SPILL ACROSS Syntax is: NP1 SPILL (PP) NP2[concrete]
NOTE: the PP is optional in this sense. Compare to sense 2 where the PP is obligatory.

The guy thinks he spilled Gatorade on his laptop, which can be a very pricey repair.
Ewwww, who spilled the litter box?
Whoops, I spilled.
Anyone who shames his fellow in public, it is as if he spilled blood.
5500 tonnes (1616000 gallons) of gasoline, crude oil, diesel, and
jet fuel were spilled.
As he entered the pool, he noticed that water spilled over the
sides of the pool.
The mercury spilled onto the table.
Cheerios spilled out from the tear in the bag.
The crowd spilled out into the street.

VerbNet: appear-48.1.1,pour-9.5,substance_emission-43.4
FrameNet: Fluidic_motion
PropBank: spill.01,spill.02,spill.03
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
spill_over 2
spill_out 1

Sense Number 2: have an abundance or excess of something

Commentary: Includes: SPILL OVER Syntax is: NP1[patient] SPILL OVER PP(with/to) NP2[abstract] NP1[abstract] SPILL OVER PP(with/to) NP2[abstract]
NOTE: One NP can be [+concrete], but one has to be [-concrete]. This would include metaphorical instances of sense 2.

Such books spilled over with supposed mobster names and sinister-sounding activities.
The entire ambience spilled over with empathy.
The article spilled over with errors of fact.
The policeman's law abiding ways spilled over to his family

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
spill_over 1

Sense Number 3: reveal a secret


He spilled the beans to reporters on his relationship with shortstop Derek Jeter.
Come on, girlfriend. You have got to spill the juicy gossip!

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: Reveal_secret
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5