English version

spat

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishspatspat1 /spæt/ 🔊 🔊 x-refthe past tense and past participle of spit1spatspat2 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 informalARGUE a short unimportant quarrel 🔊 a marital spat2 → spats
Examples from the Corpus
spat• This is all a spat between Fidel and that one over there.• The girls were having a spat in the back of the car over who got to use the armrest.• Fritz Juventi from the Valenzuela Perseverance, looking not a day older in his tricorn and spats.• More and more, we are drawn to the divisive spat at the expense of the thoughtful insight.• It was just a little spat over who did the dishes last.• Walter said what happened between him and Marian was just a lovers' spat.• That evening Uncle Allen bought a pair of spats and put $ 5 down on a black overcoat with a velvet collar.• Hell, we still have our spats.• The clash is expected to be resolved via government pressure and the spat is more sound than substance, say analysts.
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