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spell

1. informal A period of some particular kind of weather. It looks like we're in for a dry spell. I hope this cold spell ends soon—I'm sick of being stuck inside.
2. informal A bout, fit, or period of some particular kind of physical or mental distress or disorder. I've been having these strange dizzy spells lately. I always get into a depressed spell around this time of year.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

spell someone (at something)

to take a turn at doing something while the person who was doing it can take a rest. I will spell you at selling tickets while you go and grab a bite to eat.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Once you run out of spell energy, you can't fight at all, so you essentially have to stop playing the game until you can find some more.
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Another rain spell which would be part of pre-monsoon was likely during the last ten days of Ramzan (end of June).It would lower maximum temperature, he added.
Those words in memory can be used to read or spell unknown words by analogy (i.e., applying word parts or patterns from known words to new words) (Goswami, 1988a, 1988b).
It is a sad fact that Middlesbrough is often incorrectly spelt "Middlesborough", especially by southerners who are guilty of failing to check how to spell the name of a remote northern town.
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