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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A sudden rush or flood.

Usage examples (38)
  • There was a spate of angry letters delivered to the newspaper after the unpopular article ran.
  • To sit immediately below Fidel in full spate is an extraordinary experience.
  • The usual six o'clock home-going stream was in spate with Christmas crowds, and Oxford Street was a solid jam.
  • The nature of the probe recalls a spate of public corruption cases in the for more
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