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spat

 us   /spæt/
  • spat (FORCE OUT)

past simple and past participle ofspit

spatnoun [C]

 us   /spæt/
  • spat noun [C] (ARGUMENT)

an ​argument about something not ​important: This was a spat, not a ​seriousfight.
(Definition of spat from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"spat" in British English

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spatverb

uk   us   /spæt/
past simple and past participle of spit verb

spatnoun

uk   us   /spæt/
  • spat noun (ARGUMENT)

[C] informal a ​shortargument, usually about something that is not ​important: She was having a spat with her ​brother about who should do the ​washing up.
  • spat noun (SHOE)

[C usually plural] a ​piece of ​cloth or ​leathercovering the ankle and ​part of the ​shoe and ​fastening on the ​side, ​worn in the past by men
(Definition of spat from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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