- n. 地点；斑点
- vt. 认出；弄脏；用灯光照射
- vi. 沾上污渍；满是斑点
- adj. 现场的；现货买卖的
- adv. 准确地；恰好
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来自中古英语 splot,来自古英语 splott,斑点，污迹，来自 Proto-Germanic*spluttaz,小块，分开， 来自 PIE*spel,分开，劈开，词源同 spill,split.引申诸相关词义。spot 看见，认出，发现
- spot:  Spot may have been borrowed from Low German spot or Middle Dutch spotte. These point back to a prehistoric Germanic *sput-, which also produced Norwegian spott ‘speck, spot’. There may also be some connection with Old English splott ‘spot’.
- spot (n.)
- c. 1200, "moral stain," probably from Old English splott "a spot, blot, patch (of land)," and partly from or related to Middle Dutch spotte "spot, speck." Other cognates are East Frisian spot "speck," North Frisian spot "speck, piece of ground," Old Norse spotti "small piece," Norwegian spot "spot, small piece of land." It is likely that some of these are borrowed from others, but the exact evolution now is impossible to trace.
Meaning "speck, stain" is from mid-14c. The sense of "particular place, small extent of space" is from c. 1300. Meaning "short interval in a broadcast for an advertisement or announcement" is from 1923. Proceeded by a number (as in five-spot) it originally was a term for "prison sentence" of that many years (1901, American English slang). To put (someone) on the spot "place in a difficult situation" is from 1928. Colloquial phrase to hit the spot "satisfy, be what is required" is from 1868. Spot check first attested 1933. Adverbial phrase spot on "completely right" attested from 1920.
- spot (v.)
- mid-13c., "to mark or stain with spots;" late 14c. as "to stain, sully, tarnish," from spot (n.). Meaning "to see and recognize," is from 1718, originally colloquial and applied to a criminal or suspected person; the general sense is from 1860. Related: Spotted; spotting. Spotted dick "suet pudding with currants and raisins" is attested from 1849.
- 1. McGregor's effort was enough to edge Johnson out of the top spot.
- 2. Schools were told their exam information had to be spot-on and accurate.
- 3. Even clever people are not terribly clever when put on the spot.
- 4. A sudden break in the cloud allowed rescuers to spot Michael Benson.
- 5. He wears a cap to cover a spot of baldness.
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