Definition of spirit verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

spirit

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈspɪrɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈspɪrɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they spirit
BrE BrE//ˈspɪrɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈspɪrɪt//
 
he / she / it spirits
BrE BrE//ˈspɪrɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈspɪrɪts//
 
past simple spirited
BrE BrE//ˈspɪrɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈspɪrɪtɪd//
 
past participle spirited
BrE BrE//ˈspɪrɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈspɪrɪtɪd//
 
-ing form spiriting
BrE BrE//ˈspɪrɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈspɪrɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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spirit something + adv./prep. to take somebody/something away in a quick, secret or mysterious way After the concert, the band was spirited away before their fans could get near them. Word Origin Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French, from Latin spiritus ‘breath, spirit’, from spirare ‘breathe’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: spirit