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  Words related to spat

Related / Similar Words: spats, gaiter, bicker, bickering, tiff, squabble, pettifoggery, fuss, clap, applaud, acclaim

 

Definition:
  • a young oyster or other bivalve;
  • a cloth covering (a legging) that provides covering for the instep and ankles;
  • a quarrel about petty points;
  • clap one''s hands together; "The children were clapping to the music";
  • spawn; "oysters spat";
  • engage in a brief and petty quarrel;
  • clap one''s hands or shout after performances to indicate approval;
  • strike with a sound like that of falling rain; "Bullets were spatting the leaves";
  • become permanently attached; "mollusks or oysters spat";
  • come down like raindrops; "Bullets were spatting down on us";

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    Hyponyms: bravo

     

    Entailments: approve, O.K., okay, sanction

     

    Member Meronyms: Bivalvia, class Bivalvia, Lamellibranchia, class Lamellibranchia, class Pelecypoda

     

    Derivational Morphology: quibble, niggle, pettifog, bicker, squabble, brabble, clapper, applauder, applause, hand clapping, clapping, bickering, tiff, pettifoggery, fuss, acclaim, acclamation, plaudits, plaudit, eclat

     

    Anagrams: past, taps

     

     
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