growth spurt


: an occurrence of growing quickly and suddenly in a short period of time
When he was 11 he had a growth spurt.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Once bats have graduated out of toddlerhood, their feet take a functional backseat to their echolocating mouths, sensitive ears, and powerful wings; joeys, too, execute a switch-up, as their legs and tail undergo a massive growth spurt during their months suckling in their mother’s pouch. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 11 Jan. 2023 By comparison, that’s a 70 percent growth spurt from 2020, when prices were at a mere $1,825. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 20 Dec. 2022 Toyota's new mid-size SUV experienced a substantial growth spurt compared with the standard Highlander. Jack Fitzgerald, Car and Driver, 5 Dec. 2022 Sugar kelp is normally planted in the mid-fall, in time for a January growth spurt. Iris M. Crawford, Discover Magazine, 21 Nov. 2022 But to repeat that growth spurt again would require the right investor and policy support, as well as balancing increasingly ambitious U.S. climate goals. Kevin Crowley, Jennifer A. Dlouhy And Ari Natter, Anchorage Daily News, 6 Nov. 2022 Since arriving at La Jolla as a 5-11 freshman, Black has gone on a growth spurt. Glae Thien, San Diego Union-Tribune, 31 Oct. 2022 But here’s the important thing to note about this growth arc: Most of the firms that realized a slowdown between employees 26-50 did not have another growth spurt under their current leadership. Randy Shattuck, Forbes, 5 Oct. 2022 That’s after a massive growth spurt in 2020, when the market jumped 35.6 percent from the previous year. Caitlin Huston, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 June 2022 See More

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“Growth spurt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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