spurt
Pronunciation Verb

spurt (spurts, present participle spurting; past and past participle spurted)

  1. (transitive) To cause to gush out suddenly or violently in a stream or jet.
  2. (intransitive) To rush from a confined place in a small stream or jet.
    • 1728, [Alexander Pope], “(please specify )”, in The Dunciad. An Heroic Poem. In Three Books, Dublin; London: Reprinted for A. Dodd, OCLC 1033416756 ↗:
    • 1897, Bram Stoker, Dracula Chapter 21
      With that he pulled open his shirt, and with his long sharp nails opened a vein in his breast. When the blood began to spurt out, he took my hands in one of his, holding them tight, and with the other seized my neck and pressed my mouth to the wound, so that I must either suffocate or swallow some to the . . . Oh, my God! My God! What have I done?
Synonyms Translations Translations Noun

spurt (plural spurts)

  1. A brief gush, as of liquid spurting from an orifice or a cut/wound.
    a spurt of water; a spurt of blood
  2. (slang) Ejaculation of semen.
  3. (obsolete) A shoot; a bud.
Translations
  • German: Spritze
  • Russian: пото́к
Noun

spurt (plural spurts)

  1. A moment, a short period of time.
  2. A sudden brief burst of, or increase in, speed, effort, activity, emotion or development.
    The boss's visit prompted a brief spurt of activity.
    • The long, steady sweep of the so-called "paddle" tried him almost as much as the breathless strain of the spurt.
Verb

spurt (spurts, present participle spurting; past and past participle spurted)

  1. (intransitive) To make a strong effort for a short period of time.
    The bullion market spurted on Thursday.
    The runners spurted to the last lap as if they had extracted new energy from the applauds of the audience.
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