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1 a sudden and usually temporary growth of activity
  • a spurt of economic growth for the first quarter of the year

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2 a usually forceful stream of fluid discharged from a narrow opening
  • a sudden spurt of blood rushed out from the opened wound

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Synonyms & Antonyms of spurt (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to flow out in great quantities or with force
  • water spurted from the garden hose just as I was checking the nozzle

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2 to throw out or off (something from within) often violently
  • the pipe suddenly cracked and began spurting water

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The first known use of spurt was in 1570

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“Spurt.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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one that suddenly gains wealth or power

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