Meaning of “spate” in the English Dictionary

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"spate" in British English

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spatenoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /speɪt/ us /speɪt/

(Definition of “spate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"spate" in American English

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spatenoun [ U ]

us /speɪt/

an unusually large number of events that happen suddenly and at about the same time:

We have had a spate of burglaries recently.

(Definition of “spate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)