- To strike or to slap someone's face in a backhand fashion, in response to verbal abuse or an insult
I'll spate you right in the face if you say something like that again.
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spate — SPÁTE, spate, s.n. 1. Partea posterioară a corpului omenesc, de la umeri până la şale; partea superioară a corpului animalelor, cuprinzând regiunea coloanei vertebrale dintre articulaţiile membrelor; spinare. ♢ loc. adv. În (sau pe) spate = pe… … Dicționar Român
spate — [speıt] n [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: Perhaps from Old French espoit, from Dutch spuiten to flow out strongly ] 1.) spate of sth a large number of similar things that happen in a short period of time, especially bad things ▪ a spate of burglaries 2 … Dictionary of contemporary English
Spate — is a surname, and may refer to:* Clive Spate (born 1952), British game show contestant * Mario Spate (21st century), Australian singer * Oskar Spate (1911 2000), geographeree also* Pate * Spade (disambiguation) * Spat … Wikipedia
Späte — ist der Nachname folgender Personen: Bernd Späte, deutscher Sachbuchautor Margarete Späte (* 1958), deutsche Politikerin und Bildhauerin Otto Späte, deutscher Bildhauer Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unters … Deutsch Wikipedia
Spate — Spate, n. [Of Celtic origin; cf. Ir. speid.] A river flood; an overflow or inundation. Burns. [1913 Webster] Gareth in a showerful spring Stared at the spate. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
spate — [ speıt ] noun count usually singular spate of a large and sudden increase in something, usually something bad: a spate of bombings/thefts/violence … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
spate — I noun abundance, cataract, deluge, flood, outburst, profusion, rush, torrent II index plethora Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
spate — (n.) early 15c., originally Scottish and northern English, a sudden flood, especially one caused by heavy rains or a snowmelt, of unknown origin. Perhaps from O.Fr. espoit flood, from Du. spuiten to flow, spout; related to SPOUT (Cf. spout).… … Etymology dictionary
spate — n *flood, deluge, inundation, torrent, cataract Analogous words: *flow, stream, current, tide: *succession, progression, series … New Dictionary of Synonyms
spate — [n] series deluge, flood, flurry, outpouring, run, rush, string, succession, torrent, wave; concept 6 … New thesaurus
spate — ► NOUN 1) a large number of similar things or events coming in quick succession. 2) chiefly Brit. a sudden flood in a river. ORIGIN of unknown origin … English terms dictionary