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spurt

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 and Etymology of spurt

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


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spurt

noun

Definition of spurt

: a sudden gush : jet

First Known Use of spurt

1644


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spurt

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 and Etymology of spurt

origin unknown


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spurt

verb

Definition of spurt

intransitive verb
: to make a spurt

First Known Use of spurt

1664



SPURT Defined for Kids

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spurt

verb \ ˈspərt \

Definition of spurt for Students

spurted; spurting
: to pour out or make pour out suddenly
  • Water spurted from the leaky hose.
  • His nose spurted blood.

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spurt

noun

Definition of spurt for Students

: a sudden pouring out
  • a spurt of venom

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spurt

noun

Definition of spurt for Students

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


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