verb (used without object), spat·ted, spat·ting.
verb (used with object), spat·ted, spat·ting.
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Example sentences from the Web for spat
They lived out their spats and quarrels in public and in the papers.Gore Vidal Epitomized an Era When Writers Were Like Rock Stars|Malcolm Jones|August 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The spats tend to fade over time, as French leaders come to see how fundamental a strong partnership with Germany really is.Francois Hollande: France’s Anti-Sarkozy President|Tracy McNicoll|May 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And let those who cannot court without "spats," stop; for those who spat before marriage must quarrel after.Searchlights on Health|B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
He heard the sharp cracks, then the spats of bullets striking the ground; he saw the little streaks of dust in front of him.The U.P. Trail|Zane Grey
And let those who cannot court without "spats," stop; for those who spat before marriage, must quarrel after.Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners|B.G. Jefferis
A half-second too late Benton's magazine pistol ripped out in a frenzied series of spats.The Lighted Match|Charles Neville Buck
But they did frequently have spats, for both were hot-tempered and willful.The Corner House Girls on Palm Island|Grace Brooks Hill