verb (used without object), spat·ted, spat·ting.
verb (used with object), spat·ted, spat·ting.
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“We sat on the opposite side of the table with lawsuits with each other,” Gelsinger said, referencing the companies’ various legal spats, including a patent lawsuit that they eventually settled in 2011.What you need to know about Nvidia and VMware’s big new A.I. deal|jonathanvanian2015|September 29, 2020|Fortune
Those spats seem to be heating up as publisher pursuit of revenue during the coronavirus-induced recession becomes increasingly fraught.State of play: Where the battle with Google and Facebook to pay for news is hottest|Lucinda Southern|September 7, 2020|Digiday
The famous director was late, and the small talk stuttered and spat like an old truck on a bumpy road.‘The Dream Architects’: Inside the making of gaming’s biggest franchises|Rachel King|September 1, 2020|Fortune
Every so often, the spat between the two digital operations reemerges.It’s 2020, and CNN and Fox News are still battling over Comscore numbers|Steven Perlberg|July 31, 2020|Digiday
We see a couple shouting or arguing or something, we don’t know is this really an emergency, or is this just two people having a spat.5 Psychology Terms You’re Probably Misusing (Ep. 334 Rebroadcast)|Stephen J. Dubner|January 9, 2020|Freakonomics
Upstairs, in the living room, splintered logs of hemlock cackled and spat from inside the wood stove.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau|Ian Frisch|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Earlier in the year, TMZ alleged, citing a police report, that a hotel room spat between the two left Nicki with a busted lip.Nicki Minaj Bares Her Own Vulnerability on ‘The Pinkprint’|Rawiya Kameir|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They kicked and fought and spat and succeeded in repeatedly filling their opponents with fear.Of Gamers, Gates, and Disco Demolition: The Roots of Reactionary Rage|Arthur Chu|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He licked them up with a slick bronzy tongue and spat a thick wad of honey-brown juice into the empty teacup.
Meathead spat another long stream of dip juice into the wedding china.
Long before we got there the deep-throated thunder was growling over us, and the clouds spat occasional flurries of rain.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Coming to the map of Europe, he smothered Russia with kisses and spat on all the rest of the world.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky
Then he spat upon the ground, and with an exaggerated shrug of his shoulders re-entered the house.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Big Sid turned around, spat out his cigaret, heeled it into the concrete.
The sputum, spat out or coughed out, is a means whereby the disease is spread.Essays In Pastoral Medicine|Austin Malley