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spate

noun [C usually singular] uk   us   /speɪt/
a larger number of events than usual, especially unpleasant ones, happening at about the same time: Police are investigating a spate of burglaries in the Kingsland Road area.in (full) spate UK If a river is in (full) spate, it has more water in it and is flowing faster than it usually does.
Translations of “spate”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指不愉快的)大量突發事件…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指不愉快的)大量突发事件…
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