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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 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

  1. :  a sudden gush :  jet

First Known Use of spurt

1644


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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 spurtb :  a sharp or sudden increase in business activity

Origin and Etymology of spurt

origin unknown


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spurt

verb

Definition of spurt

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to make a spurt

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

spurted

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spurting

  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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