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sputter

sput·ter

sputter

 
pronunciation:
spuh tr
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: sputtered, sputtering, sputters
definition 1: to spit out saliva or bits of food while speaking in a fast or excited way.
The little boy sputtered and cried about the broken toy.
definition 2: to make a quick series of popping or spitting noises.
The car engine sputtered and came to a stop.
definition 3: to say quickly in a confused or angry way.
She sputtered angry words to the policeman.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the act or sound of sputtering.
I heard a sputter from the lawn mower.
derivation: sputteringly (adv.)
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