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Synonyms for spate

Synonyms for spate

a sudden or rapid flowing outward

something suggestive of running water

an abundant, usually overwhelming flow or fall, as of a river or rain

Synonyms for spate

a sudden forceful flow

the occurrence of a water flow resulting from sudden rain or melting snow


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But having said all that, these repeated spates cannot be good."
Allah Bakhsh Khan of Spate Foundation of Pakistan proposed to set up a national level network of farmers, experts, and researchers.
Six people alleged to be behind a spate of scams in Hertfordshire, Wiltshire and the Midlands were recently charged with fraud.
Statistical analyses.--To analyze the effects of habitat type and spate condition, we used analyses of variance (ANOVAs) (Minitab 16 (Minitab Inc., 2010)).
BEIRUT: The General Directorate of the Internal Security Forces warned company owners Thursday of electronic hacking schemes following a recent spate of complaints made by businesses that lost money, according to a statement from the ISF.
Anyone with information on the spate of thefts should call police on 101.
The River Ganges is rising at Kannauj, Allahabad, Mirzapur, Varanasi, Ghazipur and Ballia, whereas the River Yamuna is in spate at Baghpat, Auraiyya, Hamirpur, Banda and Allahabad.
Clifford Robert Spate, 65, of Marine Road, Barmouth, Gwynedd was found dead in his flat on January 16 this year after police at Dolgellau received a letter at the station the same day.
MANAMA: A spate of violence seeking to undermine national interests and destabilise the country was yesterday strongly condemned.
Summary: Houses have been burned down in the Australian state of New South Wales after a spate of bushfires.
Summary: At least 28 people were killed and 56 wounded Wednesday in a spate of attacks by Taliban militants in and around the Afghan capital as the United States president considered a plan to double troops
Metal detectors should be installed in every school to help stop the deadly spate of youth knife crime, London mayor Ken Livingstone urged yesterday.
The PCAOB has issued its first Audit Practice Alert, Matters Relating to Timing and Accounting for Options Grants, prompted by the spate of backdating reports and disclosures.
I was very surprised and disappointed to read in yesterday's Racing Post of Richard Spate's decision to quit the saddle as a direct result of a slating he took on At The Races back in May, as nobody in their right mind would set out to upset another person to the extent that they packed in their job.
Just a few years ago it was hard to find a commentary on Proverbs to recommend; now there are a spate of them (by Clifford, Murphy, Perdue, and Van Leeuwen), and Fox's contribution is among the very best.