spurt

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1spurt

verb \ˈspərt\

Definition of SPURT

intransitive verb
:  to gush forth :  spout
transitive verb
:  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

2spurt

noun

Definition of SPURT

:  a sudden gush :  jet

First Known Use of SPURT

1644

3spurt

noun

Definition of SPURT

1
:  a short period of time :  moment
2
a :  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

4spurt

intransitive verb

Definition of SPURT

:  to make a spurt

First Known Use of SPURT

1664

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