spot


spot
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noun
1 small mark on the skin ⇨ See also ↑pimple
ADJECTIVE
beauty

She had a small beauty spot on the left side of her face.

liver
VERB + SPOT
break out in

The children all had measles, and had broken out in spots.

scratch, squeeze (BrE)
2 place/area
ADJECTIVE
exact, particular, precise
convenient, good, ideal, perfect, right, suitable

Take the time to find the right spot to pitch your tent.

beautiful, beauty (BrE), idyllic (esp. BrE), lovely (esp. BrE), pleasant

It's a beautiful spot to relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

The lake is one of the local beauty spots.

favourite/favorite, popular

a popular spot for picnickers

deserted, desolate, isolated, lonely, remote
quiet, secluded
shady, sheltered
sunny
holiday (BrE), tourist, vacation (AmE)
picnic
skate, surf (both esp. AmE)
parking
sore, tender
sensitive (often figurative)

From his angry reply it was obvious that I had touched a sensitive spot.

sweet (informal)

It's easier to hit the sweet spot on larger-faced golf clubs.

vulnerable, weak

Check your house for weak spots where a thief could get in.

blind (often figurative)

I have a blind spot where jazz is concerned (= I don't understand it).

danger, hot, trouble

one of the world's major trouble spots

bald

He usually wears a hat to hide his bald spot.

VERB + SPOT
mark

On your map, X marks the spot where the race begins.

point to

She pointed to a spot on the map.

The referee pointed to the spot (= the penalty spot). (BrE)

reach
be frozen to, be rooted to

He stood rooted to the spot, unable to move.

find, pick

They picked a good spot for a picnic.

PREPOSITION
on the spot

The police were on the spot within minutes.

PHRASES
an accident black spot (BrE)
a bright spot (figurative)

The birth of my son was the one bright spot in a terrible year.

a tight spot, a tough spot (figurative)

The captain's knee injury leaves the team in a tight spot.

3 position (in a sport, etc.)
ADJECTIVE
high, top
number-one, number-two, etc.

The album quickly reached the number-one spot in the charts.

second, third, etc.
lead-off (AmE), starting
final
play-off (AmE), qualifying, runner-up

The Korean team secured two qualifying spots for the Olympic Games.

promotion, relegation (both BrE)
roster (AmE)

That leaves one roster spot, and the team will need a versatile player to fill it.

VERB + SPOT
claim, secure

Glamorgan claimed the top spot in the League.

earn

She has earned a spot on the national team.

4 part of a show on TV, etc.
ADJECTIVE
radio, TV
guest
promo (informal), promotional
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verb
ADVERB
immediately, quickly, soon
easily

Most of these fossils are too small to be easily spotted.

suddenly
eventually, finally
VERB + SPOT
be difficult to, be hard to
be easy to

The birds should be easy enough to spot.

fail to
PHRASES
well spotted (esp. BrE)

‘There's a parking space over there.’ ‘Well spotted!’

Spot is used with these nouns as the object: ↑advert, ↑advertisement, ↑chance, ↑danger, ↑difference, ↑error, ↑flaw, ↑gap, ↑inconsistency, ↑movement, ↑niche, ↑prey, ↑problem, ↑sign, ↑similarity, ↑talent, ↑twinkle

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