Aug 28

The thief tried to sneak into the museum, but a guard spotted him climbing the wall.

“Spot” usually means a patch of color, but as a verb it can mean “to see” or “to catch sight of”. If you are looking around trying to see something, and you finally succeed, you have spotted it.

Here is a joke:
Jungle Explorer A: Did you spot the leopard?
Jungle Explorer B: No, he already had spots!

In the joke, the first explorer uses “spot” to mean “see”, but the second uses it to mean “paint spots on”.





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