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spo tuhd

  • v  catch sight of
  • v  detect with the senses
  • v  mar or impair with a flaw
  • v  make a spot or mark onto
    The wine spotted the tablecloth
  • v  become spotted
  • v  mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition
  • s  having spots or patches (small areas of contrasting color or texture)
    a black-and-white spotted cow

  • SN 2006gy collapsed into a black hole and exploded in a galaxy 240 million light years away, and was first spotted by a Texas grad student in 2006.
  • Trikkes are a surprise hit in Hollywood, where Jennifer Aniston, Timothy Hutton and David Spade have all been spotted riding on them.
  • When Hubble did that, it quickly spotted paydirt.
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  • Ian Rankin in
    My wife spotted her writing her Edinburgh criminal detective novel,author Ian Rankin told the Sunday Times.
  • Fabio Capello in
    Capello told Rai Radio Anch'io in Italy: "Only 38 per cent of the players are English. The pool is reduced. I have had to reinstate a 37-year-old goalkeeper but I have spotted one in the Under-21s who is very interesting."
  • Sebastian Vettel in The Guardian
    He said: "The sessions were OK today - in the afternoon we had a bit of a spin and flat-spotted a set of hard tyres. We also had a problem with the brake pedal but nothing big. The pace of the car was good. The new section of the track is quite low...

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