Definition of 'spate'
Example sentences containing 'spate'
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He slowed the car as he approached a water-filled gully which crossed the road in full spate. SANDS OF TIME (2003)I expect there'll be a great spate of memoirs after the war. THE AMBASSADOR'S WOMEN (2003)Lopez was suddenly pouring out an incomprehensible spate of words. HIGH STAND (2003)
Enough," he said suddenly, glancing up and interrupting Septach Melayn in full spate. LORD PRESTIMION (2003)
Trends of 'spate'
Used Occasionally. spate is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'spate'
British English: spate NOUN
A spate of things, especially unpleasant things, is a large number of them that happen or appear within a short period of time.
...the recent spate of attacks on horses.
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