- The definition of a spurt is a sudden burst of energy or spray.
An example of a spurt is steam being quickly released from a pressure cooker.
- Spurt is defined as to squirt a jet of liquid.
An example of spurt is antifreeze spraying out of the radiator of an overheated car.
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.
- A sudden forcible gush or jet.
- A sudden short burst, as of energy, activity, or growth.
verbspurt·ed, spurt·ing, spurts
- To gush forth suddenly in a jet.
- To make a brief intense effort or show a sudden increase in activity or speed.
Origin of spurtOrigin unknown
(third-person singular simple present spurts, present participle spurting, simple past and past participle spurted)
- To cause to gush out suddenly or violently in a stream or jet.
- (intransitive) To rush from a confined place in a small stream or jet.
- (intransitive) To make a strong effort for a short period of time.
- The bullion market spurted on Thursday.
- The runners spurted to the last lap as if they had extracted new energy from the applauds of the audience.