Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Spat"

The meaning of "Spat" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does spat mean?
A: The most common meaning today is the first one listed: a small quarrel or argument. I’m 66, and not even my great-grandmother ever wore spats as in the second meaning given. The other uses are fairly rare. But this does show why it is often very useful, even important, to have context: a full sentence, and not just a single word in isolation.
Q: What does settle a spat between our blacksmith and the chimney sweep. mean?
A: Resolve an argument.
blacksmith = 대장장이
chimney sweep = 굴뚝 청소부
(our blacksmith = the local blacksmith or a blacksmith in the family)
Q: What does spat out mean?
A: It is the past tense of spit out. In the example sentence it is used as an adjective to describe the action the phone made. Since spitting out (or spat out) is usually a forceful and aggressive action of ejecting saliva, this phrase in this context basically means a negative way of saying the phone changed the word to something wrong.
Q: What does spat mean?
A: its past tense for spit so after you spit something you would saw "I just spat"
Q: What does spat mean?
A: A small fight, usually not over anything important.

Example sentences using "Spat"

Q: Please show me example sentences with spat (simple past tense of spit).
A: “I spat in her face.”
Q: Please show me example sentences with spat.
A: "Spat" is a past tense of the verb "to spit"

"I walked down the street when some dude spat on my shoes."

"That kid is so disgusting, he spat back into his soup! Ew!"

Synonyms of "Spat" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between He spat in my face taking and He spat on my face taking ?
A: "in my face" sounds more natural and is more common. "on my face" sounds like you were lying down on your back and someone spat down onto your face.

Other questions about "Spat"

Q: ‎Is this correct?
“He spat our plan out to our foe”
A: spat is an odd word (past tense of spit [cuspir]). Technically the sentence is OK.
Q: You know what they say. “A spat is the evidence that they get along with each other.” does this sound natural?
A: What is a “spat”? As I understand it, this word is the past-tense of spit.
Q: You spat? Let me get a tissue. does this sound natural?
A: It's technically natural but sort of an odd thing to say...
Q: "He spat (in?/onto?) the professor's face" does this sound natural?
A: “In.” I think “at” would also be ok, but “in” is probably better.
Q: I have a spat with him= I have a run-in with him

can you use both sentences in the same situation?
A: Yes you can. But if it happened already "past tense"- you would say:-

" I had a run-in with him"
"I had a spat with him"

Meanings and usages of similar words and phrases

Latest words


HiNative is a platform for users to exchange their knowledge about different languages and cultures. We cannot guarantee that every answer is 100% accurate.

Newest Questions
Topic Questions
Recommended Questions