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spat

 
Noun spat has 3 senses
  1. bicker, bickering, spat, tiff, squabble, pettifoggery, fuss - a quarrel about petty points
    --1 is a kind of quarrel, wrangle, row, words, run-in, dustup
    Derived form: verb spat5
  2. spat, spats, gaiter - a cloth covering (a legging) that provides covering for the instep and ankles
    --2 is a kind of legging, legin, leg covering
  3. spat - a young oyster or other bivalve
    --3 is a kind of
    young, offspring
    --3 is a member of
     Bivalvia, class Bivalvia, Lamellibranchia, class Lamellibranchia, class Pelecypoda
    Derived forms: verb spat6, verb spat2
Verb spit has 7 senses
  1. spit, ptyalize, ptyalise, spew, spue - expel or eject (saliva or phlegm or sputum) from the mouth; "The father of the victim spat at the alleged murderer"
    --1 is a kind of precipitate, come down, fall; expectorate, cough up, cough out, spit up, spit out; precipitate, come down, fall; expectorate, cough up, cough out, spit up, spit out
    Derived forms: noun spit4, noun spit2, noun spitter1, noun spitting1, noun spit4, noun spit2, noun spitter1, noun spitting1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    spit, ptyalize, ptyalise, spew, spue
    The women spit water into the bowl
    spat
    Something ----s
    spit, ptyalize, ptyalise, spew, spue
    The women spit water into the bowl
  2. spit, spit out - utter with anger or contempt
    --2 is a kind of attach; utter, emit, let out, let loose; attach; utter, emit, let out, let loose
    Derived forms: noun spat3, noun spat3
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
    spit, spit out
    Somebody ----s something
    spat
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
    spit, spit out
    Somebody ----s something
  3. sprinkle, spit, spatter, patter, pitter-patter - rain gently; "It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick"
    --3 is a kind of hit, strike, impinge on, run into, collide with; rain, rain down; hit, strike, impinge on, run into, collide with; rain, rain down
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s something
    sprinkle, spit, spatter, patter, pitter-patter
    It is ----ing
    spat
    Something ----s something
    sprinkle, spit, spatter, patter, pitter-patter
    It is ----ing
  4. skewer, spit - drive a skewer through; "skewer the meat for the BBQ"
    --4 is a kind of gesticulate, gesture, motion; pin; gesticulate, gesture, motion; pin
    Derived forms: noun spit3, noun spit3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    skewer, spit
    Somebody ----s something
    applaud, clap, spat, acclaim
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    skewer, spit
    Somebody ----s something
  5. spat - engage in a brief and petty quarrel
    --5 is a kind of quarrel, dispute, scrap, argufy, altercate; quarrel, dispute, scrap, argufy, altercate
    Derived forms: noun spat1, noun spat1
    Sample sentences:
    Sam and Sue spat
    Sam wants to spat with Sue
    spat
    Sam and Sue spat
    Sam wants to spat with Sue
  6. spat - spawn; "oysters spat"
    --6 is a kind of spawn; spawn
    Derived forms: noun spat3, noun spat3
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    spat
    Something ----s
  7. clap, spat - clap one's hands together; "The children were clapping to the music"
    --7 is a kind of gesticulate, gesture, motion; gesticulate, gesture, motion
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    4 senses of spit
    clap, spat
    Somebody ----s
    4 senses of spit
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