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Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. bicker, bickering, spat, tiff, squabble, pettifoggery, fussnoun

    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, gaiternoun

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

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

  3. spatverb

    a young oyster or other bivalve

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

  4. spatverb

    come down like raindrops

    "Bullets were spatting down on us"

    clap, acclaim, applaud

  5. spatverb

    become permanently attached

    "mollusks or oysters spat"

    clap, acclaim, applaud

  6. spatverb

    strike with a sound like that of falling rain

    "Bullets were spatting the leaves"

    clap, acclaim, applaud

  7. applaud, clap, spat, acclaimverb

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

    clap, acclaim, herald, applaud, hail

  8. spatverb

    engage in a brief and petty quarrel

    clap, acclaim, applaud

  9. spatverb


    "oysters spat"

    clap, acclaim, applaud

  10. clap, spatverb

    clap one's hands together

    "The children were clapping to the music"

    acclaim, clap, applaud

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. spatnoun

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

  2. spatverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words1.0 / 1 vote

  1. spatnoun

    tiff, quarrel, dispute, dissension

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "spat":

    spatin, psat, spit, seed, brawl

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  1. A.E. Samaan:

    The Earth is nothing but phlegm spat out by the Sun, and our immediate solar system a whirlwind of boulders. There is no delicate balance.

  2. Sebastian Gorka:

    Losing 14 minutes of audiotape in comparison to this is a little spat in the sandbox in the kindergarten.

  3. Robert Sulek:

    I wish the government would think more carefully before starting campaigns like this, it's our wives who get spat on and have their veils ripped off in the street.

  4. Jonathan Palmer:

    Everyone's watching you... you have to be a ruthless person and look out for yourself a lot. If you don't you are going to get spat out, i fully realize that I've got to make the most of it this year. Treat every year as if it could be your last. I can't leave anything on the table. I've got to hit the ground running in Melbourne.

  5. Mark Brown:

    It's very hard to predict what will transpire, there isn't going to be any certainty over whether it's going to be a one-week spat or a two-year spat.

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    A synonym of "dry"
    • A. juiceless
    • B. steamy
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