Spat



noun
1.
a petty quarrel.
2.
a light blow; slap; smack.
verb (used without object), spatted, spatting.
3.
to engage in a petty quarrel or dispute.
4.
to splash or spatter; rain spatting against the window.
verb (used with object), spatted, spatting.
5.
to strike lightly; slap.
verb
1.
a simple past tense and past participle of spit1 .
noun
1.
a short gaiter worn over the instep and usually fastened under the foot with a strap, worn especially in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
noun
1.
the spawn of an oyster or similar shellfish.
2.
young oysters collectively.
3.
a young oyster.
4.
seed oyster.
verb (used without object), spit or spat, spitting.
1.
to eject saliva from the mouth; expectorate.
2.
to express hatred, contempt, etc., by or as if by ejecting saliva from the mouth.
3.
to sputter:
grease spitting on the fire.
4.
to fall in scattered drops or flakes, as rain or snow.
verb (used with object), spit or spat, spitting.
5.
to eject from the mouth:
The children were spitting watermelon seeds over the fence.
6.
to throw out or emit like saliva:
The kettle spits boiling water over the stove.
7.
to set a flame to.
noun
8.
saliva, especially when ejected.
9.
the act of spitting.
10.
Entomology.. Also called spittle. the frothy secretion exuded by spittlebugs.
11.
a light fall of rain or snow.
Verb phrases
12.
spit up, to vomit; throw up:
The wounded soldier spat up blood. If you jostle the baby, she’ll spit up.
Idioms
13.
spit and image, Informal. exact likeness; counterpart:
Hunched over his desk, pen in hand, he was the spit and image of his father at work.
Also, spitting image, spit ‘n’ image.
noun
1.
a pointed rod or bar for thrusting through and holding meat that is to be cooked before or over a fire.
2.
any of various rods, pins, or the like used for particular purposes.
3.
a narrow point of land projecting into the water.
4.
a long, narrow shoal extending from the shore.
verb (used with object), spitted, spitting.
5.
to pierce, stab, or transfix, as with a spit; impale on something sharp.
6.
to thrust a spit into or through.
noun
1.
(rare) a slap or smack
2.
a slight quarrel
verb spats, spatting, spatted
3.
(rare) to slap (someone)
4.
(intransitive) (US & Canadian, NZ) to have a slight quarrel
verb
1.
a past tense and past participle of spit1
noun
1.
another name for gaiter (sense 2)
noun
1.
a larval oyster or similar bivalve mollusc, esp when it settles to the sea bottom and starts to develop a shell
2.
such oysters or other molluscs collectively
verb spits, spitting, spat, spit
1.
(intransitive) to expel saliva from the mouth; expectorate
2.
(intransitive) (informal) to show disdain or hatred by spitting
3.
(of a fire, hot fat, etc) to eject (fragments of coal, sparks, etc) violently and with an explosive sound; splutter
4.
(intransitive) to rain very lightly
5.
(transitive) often foll by out. to eject or discharge (something) from the mouth: he spat the food out, to spit blood
6.
(transitive) often foll by out. to utter (short sharp words or syllables), esp in a violent manner
7.
(Austral, slang) spit chips, to be very angry Also (NZ) spit tacks
8.
(Brit, informal) spit it out!, a command given to someone that he should speak forthwith
noun
9.
another name for spittle
10.
a light or brief fall of rain, snow, etc
11.
the act or an instance of spitting
12.
(informal, mainly Brit) another word for spitting image
noun
1.
a pointed rod on which meat is skewered and roasted before or over an open fire
2.
Also called rotisserie, rotating spit. a similar device rotated by electricity or clockwork, fitted onto a cooker
3.
an elongated often hooked strip of sand or shingle projecting from the shore, deposited by longshore drift, and usually above water
verb spits, spitting, spitted
4.
(transitive) to impale on or transfix with or as if with a spit
noun
1.
the depth of earth cut by a spade; a spade’s depth
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