"spat" in the noun sense
1. bicker, bickering, spat, tiff, squabble, pettifoggery, fuss
a quarrel about petty points
2. spat, gaiter
a cloth covering (a legging) that covers the instep and ankles
a young oyster or other bivalve
"spat" in the verb sense
1. spit, ptyalize, ptyalise, spew, spue
expel or eject (saliva or phlegm or sputum) from the mouth
"Bullets were spatting down on us"
"The father of the victim spat at the alleged murderer"
2. spit, spit out
utter with anger or contempt
"mollusks or oysters spat"
3. sprinkle, spit, spatter, patter, pitter-patter
"Bullets were spatting the leaves"
"It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick"
4. skewer, spit
drive a skewer through
"skewer the meat for the BBQ"
engage in a brief and petty quarrel
7. clap, spat
clap one's hands together
"The children were clapping to the music"
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