- 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.