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Synonyms for spatspæt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bicker, bickering, spat, tiff, squabble, pettifoggery, fuss(noun)

    a quarrel about petty points

    squabble, dither, pettifoggery, hustle, flap, bicker, tiff, hassle, stir, flurry, bother, ado, tizzy, bustle, pother, gaiter, trouble, fuss, bickering

  2. spat, gaiter(noun)

    a cloth covering (a legging) that covers the instep and ankles

    fuss, bicker, squabble, gaiter, tiff, bickering, pettifoggery

  3. spat(verb)

    a young oyster or other bivalve

    squabble, tiff, fuss, pettifoggery, bickering, gaiter, bicker

  4. spat(verb)

    come down like raindrops

    "Bullets were spatting down on us"

    clap, acclaim, applaud

  5. spat(verb)

    become permanently attached

    "mollusks or oysters spat"

    clap, acclaim, applaud

  6. spat(verb)

    strike with a sound like that of falling rain

    "Bullets were spatting the leaves"

    clap, acclaim, applaud

  7. applaud, clap, spat, acclaim(verb)

    clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval

    clap, acclaim, herald, applaud, hail

  8. spat(verb)

    engage in a brief and petty quarrel

    clap, acclaim, applaud

  9. spat(verb)


    "oysters spat"

    clap, acclaim, applaud

  10. clap, spat(verb)

    clap one's hands together

    "The children were clapping to the music"

    acclaim, clap, applaud

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. spat(n.)

    [local, U. S.] petty dispute, petty quarrel, war of words

  2. spat(v. n.)

    dispute, wrangle, quarrel, spar, bicker, jangle, squabble, TIFF, have words, have an altercation

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List of paraphrases:

spatin, psat, spit, seed, brawl

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