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sputters

verb
present tense third-person singular of sputter

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to speak rapidly, inarticulately, and usually unintelligibly
  • she was so shocked that, for a moment, all she could do was sputter

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“Sputters.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sputters. Accessed 29 Jan. 2022.

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