in spate

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Definition of in spate

chiefly British, of a river, stream, etc.
: very full : filled with water flowing very fast The river was in spate due to heavy rains.

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“In spate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20spate. Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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