Dictionary Results for spat

1. spat - noun

· a quarrel about petty points

Synonym(s): bicker, bickering, tiff, squabble, pettifoggery, fuss

Hypernym(s): quarrel, wrangle, row, words, run-in, dustup

2. spat - noun

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

Synonym(s): gaiter

Hypernym(s): legging, leging, leg_covering

3. spat - noun

· a young oyster or other bivalve

Hypernym(s): young, offspring

4. spat - verb

· come down like raindrops; "Bullets were spatting down on us"

Hypernym(s): precipitate, come_down, fall

5. spat - verb

· become permanently attached; "mollusks or oysters spat"

Hypernym(s): attach

6. spat - verb

· strike with a sound like that of falling rain; "Bullets were spatting the leaves"

Hypernym(s): hit, strike, impinge_on, run_into, collide_with

7. spat - verb

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

Synonym(s): applaud, clap, acclaim

Hypernym(s): gesticulate, gesture, motion

8. spat - verb

· engage in a brief and petty quarrel

Hypernym(s): quarrel, dispute, scrap, argufy, altercate

9. spat - verb

· spawn; "oysters spat"

Hypernym(s): spawn

10. spat - verb

· clap one's hands together; "The children were clapping to the music"

Synonym(s): clap

Hypernym(s): gesticulate, gesture, motion

11. spit - verb

· expel or eject (saliva or phlegm or sputum) from the mouth; "The father of the victim spat at the alleged murderer"

Synonym(s): ptyalize, ptyalise, spew, spue

Hypernym(s): expectorate, cough_up, cough_out, spit_up, spit_out

12. spit - verb

· utter with anger or contempt

Synonym(s): spit_out

Hypernym(s): utter, emit, let_out, let_loose

13. spit - verb

· rain gently; "It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick"

Synonym(s): sprinkle, spatter, patter, pitter-patter

Hypernym(s): rain, rain_down

14. spit - verb

· drive a skewer through; "skewer the meat for the BBQ"

Synonym(s): skewer

Hypernym(s): pin

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