Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun spat

3 senses of spat

Sense 1
bicker, bickering, spat, tiff, squabble, pettifoggery, fuss -- (a quarrel about petty points)
       => quarrel, wrangle, row, words, run-in, dustup -- (an angry dispute; "they had a quarrel"; "they had words")

Sense 2
spat, gaiter -- (a cloth covering (a legging) that covers the instep and ankles)
       => legging, leging, leg covering -- (a garment covering the leg (usually extending from the knee to the ankle))

Sense 3
spat -- (a young oyster or other bivalve)
       => young, offspring -- (any immature animal)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb spat

7 senses of spat

Sense 1
spat -- (come down like raindrops; "Bullets were spatting down on us")
       => precipitate, come down, fall -- (fall from clouds; "rain, snow and sleet were falling"; "Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum")

Sense 2
spat -- (become permanently attached; "mollusks or oysters spat")
       => attach -- (become attached; "The spider's thread attached to the window sill")

Sense 3
spat -- (strike with a sound like that of falling rain; "Bullets were spatting the leaves")
       => hit, strike, impinge on, run into, collide with -- (hit against; come into sudden contact with; "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow")

Sense 4
applaud, clap, spat, acclaim -- (clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval)
       => gesticulate, gesture, motion -- (show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave")

Sense 5
spat -- (engage in a brief and petty quarrel)
       => quarrel, dispute, scrap, argufy, altercate -- (have a disagreement over something; "We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America"; "These two fellows are always scrapping over something")

Sense 6
spat -- (spawn; "oysters spat")
       => spawn -- (lay spawn; "The salmon swims upstream to spawn")

Sense 7
clap, spat -- (clap one's hands together; "The children were clapping to the music")
       => gesticulate, gesture, motion -- (show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb spit

4 senses of spit

Sense 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")
       => expectorate, cough up, cough out, spit up, spit out -- (discharge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth)
          Phrasal Verb-> spit up#2; spit up#1

Sense 2
spit, spit out -- (utter with anger or contempt)
       => utter, emit, let out, let loose -- (express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand")

Sense 3
sprinkle, spit, spatter, patter, pitter-patter -- (rain gently; "It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick")
       => rain, rain down -- (precipitate as rain; "If it rains much more, we can expect some flooding")

Sense 4
skewer, spit -- (drive a skewer through; "skewer the meat for the BBQ")
       => pin -- (pierce with a pin; "pin down the butterfly")

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