Spat in a sentence as a noun

That's not a "nice rebuttal", that's some bullet points spat back.

I think its a parody of the recent spat of perl-hate.

"He very nearly spat his water in surprise.

" they spat out, but look at how quickly we use it, look at how finite a resource it is, Etc.

"If you write great code..."Sorry, but I nearly spat my drink all over my keyboard at that sentence.

My parser could run in reverse, and it spat out all strings that would produce the given syntax tree.

There has been a spat of comments criticizing stories along the lines of "what use does it have?

I nearly spat my coffee out when I read that it was to be replaced by "leader/follower".

Spat in a sentence as a verb

Where might Microsoft be now if that had happened?In essence: this is not a project to be ignored, spat on, or buried far too soon.

For I have but 522 karma, thus I deserve to be spat on and excluded from the flawless utopia which is the HN comments section...

The biggest reason this was a bad mood for Google was because the entire tech journalist brain trust was so dependent on it. They spat on the people who can be the most fervent defenders of the company.

Perhaps it spat out an unexpected negative, or even something undefined.

I spat my coffee out at this bit: if you want a quick fix go buy "learn PHP in ten minutes" and spend the next twenty years googling for "how do I compute the length of a string"

Ground breaking research always seems to be funded by society at large and then spat upon as inefficient and stupid by the manly men who will now make a profit off of it.

* I don't know a single software engineer who thinks about the millions of dead victims of communism that are metaphorically spat upon when someone claims Obamacare is "communist".

Spat definitions


a quarrel about petty points

See also: bicker bickering tiff squabble pettifoggery fuss


a cloth covering (a legging) that covers the instep and ankles

See also: gaiter


a young oyster or other bivalve


come down like raindrops; "Bullets were spatting down on us"


become permanently attached; "mollusks or oysters spat"


strike with a sound like that of falling rain; "Bullets were spatting the leaves"


clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval

See also: applaud clap acclaim


engage in a brief and petty quarrel


spawn; "oysters spat"


clap one's hands together; "The children were clapping to the music"

See also: clap