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spurt

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of spurt

  1. 1 a sudden and usually temporary growth of activity <a spurt of economic growth for the first quarter of the year> Synonyms burst, flare, flare-up, flash, flicker, flurry, flutter, outburst, outbreakRelated Words recrudescence, recurrence, renewal; binge, jag, spree; boost, increase, pickup, upswing, upturn; epidemic, eruption, explosion, paroxysm; deluge, flood, rush, spate, surge, volley; commotion, furor, uproarNear Antonyms calm, doldrums, slump

  2. 2 a usually forceful stream of fluid discharged from a narrow opening <a sudden spurt of blood rushed out from the opened wound> Synonyms spout, jet, squirtRelated Words flush, gush, spew; spit, spray, spritz; geyser, spouter; blast, burst




spurt

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of spurt

  1. 1 to flow out in great quantities or with force <water spurted from the garden hose just as I was checking the nozzle> Synonyms jet, pour, rush, spew, spout, gush, squirt, swooshRelated Words cascade, issue, roll, run, stream; plash, slosh, splash, wash; surge, swell; flush, sluice; deluge, drown, engulf, flood, inundate, overflow, overwhelm, submerge, submerse, swamp; fountainNear Antonyms spatter, sprinkle; bleed, exude, leak, ooze, percolate, seep, strain, weepAntonyms dribble, drip, drop, trickle

  2. 2 to throw out or off (something from within) often violently <the pipe suddenly cracked and began spurting water> Synonyms belch, disgorge, eject, eruct, expel, jet, spew, spout, eruptRelated Words gush, pour, squirt, stream, surge; emanate, exhale, issue, release, shoot, spit, spring, vent; discharge, emit, fire; cast, fling, heave, hurl, launch, pitch, tossNear Antonyms bottle (up), contain, restrain, shut (in or up)




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