Definition of spurt in English:


Pronunciation /spərt/

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no object, with adverbial of direction
  • 1Gush out in a sudden and forceful stream.

    • ‘he cut his finger, and blood spurted over the sliced potatoes’
    squirt, shoot, spray, fountain, jet, erupt
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    1. 1.1with object and adverbial of direction Cause to gush out suddenly.
      • ‘the kettle boiled and spurted scalding water everywhere’
  • 2Move with a sudden burst of speed.

    • ‘the other car had spurted to the top of the ramp’


  • 1A sudden gushing stream.

    • ‘a sudden spurt of blood gushed into her eyes’
    squirt, spray, fountain, jet, spout
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  • 2A sudden marked burst or increase of activity or speed.

    ‘late in the race he put on a spurt and reached second place’
    • ‘a growth spurt’
    burst of speed, turn of speed, increase of speed, burst of energy, sprint, rush
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Mid 16th century of unknown origin.