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A river flood; an overflow or inundation

At the edge of the burn, where the path turns downward, there is a patch of shingle washed up by some spate.

A sudden rush or increase

A recent spate of controversies, including Chinese mineral giant Chinalco’s Rio Tinto bid and revelations of hushed meetings between the Chinese propaganda chief and Australian media bosses, have once again brought the issue of our deepening relationship with China to the fore.

A spate of things, especially unpleasant things, is a large number of them that happen or appear within a short period of time. the recent spate of attacks on horses. = series
the occurrence of a water flow resulting from sudden rain or melting snow
(often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "it must have cost plenty"
{i} sudden outpouring; flood (British); sudden heavy rainstorm (British)
a string, series or trend
a sudden forceful flow