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British English: /speɪt/
American English: /speɪt/


  • 1 (flood)the river/waterfall is in [full] spate
    der Fluss/Wasserfall führt Hochwasser
  • 2 [figurative] (large amount)a spate of something
    eine Flut von etwas
    a spate of burglaries
    eine Einbruchsserie
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