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spurt

spurt

 
pronunciation:
spuhrt
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: spurted, spurting, spurts
definition 1: to rush or squirt out suddenly and forcefully, as liquid, steam, or the like; spout.
similar words:
erupt, gush, jet, spout, vent
definition 2: to increase suddenly and briefly in degree, speed, amount, or intensity.
Our sales spurted last month.
similar words:
belch
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to expel forcefully in a stream or squirt.
The severed artery spurted blood.
similar words:
erupt, gush, jet, spout, vent
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a rush or squirt of liquid, steam, or the like; spout; jet.
similar words:
gush, jet, spout
definition 2: a sudden, brief increase of activity, speed, energy, or the like.
a spurt in a child's growth rate