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spate

US [speɪt]
UK [speɪt]
  • n.一连串
  • Web大量;洪水;泛滥
Plural Form:spates  
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n.
1.
[ususing]
~ of sth
一连串,接二连三(通常指不愉快的事物)a large number of things, which are usually unpleasant, that happen suddenly within a short period of time
The bombing was the latest in a spate of terrorist attacks.
这次炸弹爆炸事件是一连串恐怖主义袭击中最近的一起。
IDM
After heavy rain, the river was in spate.
大雨过后,河水暴涨。
Celia was in full spate(= completely involved in talking and not likely to stop or able to be interrupted) .
西莉亚口若悬河,滔滔不绝。
in (full) spate
暴涨;发洪水containing more water and flowing more strongly than usual
After heavy rain, the river was in spate.
大雨过后,河水暴涨。
Celia was in full spate(= completely involved in talking and not likely to stop or able to be interrupted) .
西莉亚口若悬河,滔滔不绝。

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