Spurt definition

spûrt
To force out in a sudden jet.
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A sudden, brief burst of energy, speed, activity, etc.
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A sudden gushing or shooting forth; jet.
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To make a brief intense effort or show a sudden increase in activity or speed.
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To expel suddenly in a stream or gushing flow; squirt; jet.
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To gush forth in a stream or jet.
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To show a sudden, brief burst of energy, increased activity, etc., as near the end of a race.
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A sudden forcible gush or jet.
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To gush forth suddenly in a jet.
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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.

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(slang) Ejaculation of semen.
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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.

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To cause to gush out suddenly or violently in a stream or jet.
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(intransitive) To rush from a confined place in a small stream or jet.
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(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.

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A brief gush, as of liquid spurting from an orifice or a cut/wound.

A spurt of water; a spurt of blood.

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A sudden and energetic effort, as in an emergency; an increased exertion for a brief space.

The boss's visit prompted a brief spurt of activity.

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A sudden short burst, as of energy, activity, or growth.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
spurt
Plural:
spurts

Origin of spurt

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Earlier spirt or sprit, "sprout", from Middle English sprutten, from Old English spryttan, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)per- (“to strew, sow, sprinkle").

    From Wiktionary