Origin of spurtprobably altered by metathesis from Middle English sprutten, to sprout, spring forth from Old English spryttan from base of sprutan: see sprout
- to gush forth in a stream or jet
- to show a sudden, brief burst of energy, increased activity, etc., as near the end of a race
- a sudden gushing or shooting forth; jet
- a sudden, brief burst of energy, speed, activity, etc.