Learn how to say Spotting correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.
Oxford dictionary definition of the word spot:
1a small round or roundish mark, differing in colour or texture from the surface around it:
ladybirds have black spots on their red wing covers
a small mark or stain:
a spot of mildew on the wall
a blemish on someone’s character or reputation.
chiefly North American a pip on a domino, playing card, or dice.
2a particular place or point:
a nice secluded spot
an ideal picnic spot
[with adjective or noun modifier] a small feature or part of something with a particular quality:
his bald spot
there was one bright spot in a night of dismal failure
short for penalty spot.
the runner-up spot
a place for an individual item within a show:
she couldn’t do her usual singing spot in the club
4 informal, chiefly British a small amount of something:
a spot of rain
a spot of bother flared up
dated a small alcoholic drink:
may I offer you a spot?
5 [as modifier] denoting a system of trading in which commodities or currencies are delivered and paid for immediately after a sale:
trading in the spot markets
the current spot price
6short for spotlight.
7 (also spot board) a board for working plaster before application.
8 [in combination] informal, chiefly North American a banknote of a specified value:
verb (spots, spotting, spotted)
1see, notice, or recognize (someone or something) that is difficult to detect or that one is searching for:
Andrew spotted the advert in the paper
the men were spotted by police
recognize that (someone) has a particular talent, especially for sport or show business:
we were spotted by a talent scout
British observe and note the details of (a certain class of thing) as a hobby:
women don’t collect stamps or spot trains
[no object] Military locate an enemy’s position, typically from the air:
they were spotting for enemy aircraft
(in weight training, gymnastics, etc.) observe (a performer) in order to minimize the risk of accidents or injuries.
2mark or become marked with spots:
the velvet was spotted with stains
[with object] cover (a surface or area) thinly:
thorn trees spotted the land
[with object] archaic stain or sully the moral character or qualities of:
they might be spotted merely with the errors introduced by Luther
3 [no object] (it spots, it is spotting, etc.) rain slightly:
it was still spotting with rain
4place (a ball) on its designated starting point on a billiard table.
5 [with two objects] North American informal give or lend (money) to (someone):
I’ll spot you $300
allow (an advantage) to (someone) in a game or sport:
the higher-rated team spots the lower-rated team the difference in their handicaps