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spurt

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verb \ˈspərt\

Definition of spurt

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to gush forth :  spout

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to expel in a stream or jet :  squirt <the faucet spurts water>



Origin of spurt

perhaps akin to Middle High German spürzen to spit, Old English -sprūtan to sprout — more at sprout


First Known Use: 1570

Rhymes with spurt


2

spurt

noun

Definition of spurt

  1. :  a sudden gush :  jet



1644

First Known Use of spurt

1644


3

spurt

noun

Definition of spurt

  1. 1 :  a short period of time :  moment

  2. 2a :  a sudden brief burst of effort, activity, or development <a spurt of work> <a growth spurt>b :  a sharp or sudden increase in business activity



Origin of spurt

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1591


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spurt

intransitive verb

Definition of spurt

  1. :  to make a spurt



1664

First Known Use of spurt

1664



SPURT Defined for Kids

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spurt

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verb \ˈspərt\

Definition of spurt for Students

spurtedspurting

  1. :  to pour out or make pour out suddenly <Water spurted from the leaky hose.> <His nose spurted blood.>




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spurt

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noun

Definition of spurt for Students

  1. :  a sudden pouring out <a spurt of venom>




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spurt

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noun

Definition of spurt for Students

  1. :  a brief burst of increased effort, activity, or development





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