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spurt

 (spûrt)
n.
1. A sudden forcible gush or jet.
2. A sudden short burst, as of energy, activity, or growth.
v. spurt·ed, spurt·ing, spurts
v.intr.
1. To gush forth suddenly in a jet.
2. To make a brief intense effort or show a sudden increase in activity or speed.
v.tr.
To force out in a sudden jet.

[Origin unknown.]

spurt

(spɜːt) or

spirt

vb
1. to gush or cause to gush forth in a sudden stream or jet
2. to make a sudden effort
n
3. a sudden forceful stream or jet
4. a short burst of activity, speed, or energy
[C16: perhaps related to Middle High German sprützen to squirt]

spurt

(spɜrt)

v.i.
1. to gush suddenly in a stream or jet.
2. to show a sudden brief increase in activity.
v.t.
3. to expel in a stream or jet; spout.
n.
4. a sudden, forceful gush or jet.
5. a marked increase of activity or effort for a short period or distance.
[1560–70; of obscure orig.]
spurt′er, n.

Spurt

 a sudden outbreak, as of feeling or energy; a gushing of liquid; a flight of wild fowl.
Examples: spurt of activity, 1792; of business, 1791; of drink, 1859; of ducks (flying), 1874; of dust, 1868; of energy, 1858; of angry feelings, 1880; of jealousy, 1859; of prosperity, 1867; of spray, 1877; of water, 1775; of wind, 1746.

spurt


Past participle: spurted
Gerund: spurting

Imperative
spurt
spurt
Present
I spurt
you spurt
he/she/it spurts
we spurt
you spurt
they spurt
Preterite
I spurted
you spurted
he/she/it spurted
we spurted
you spurted
they spurted
Present Continuous
I am spurting
you are spurting
he/she/it is spurting
we are spurting
you are spurting
they are spurting
Present Perfect
I have spurted
you have spurted
he/she/it has spurted
we have spurted
you have spurted
they have spurted
Past Continuous
I was spurting
you were spurting
he/she/it was spurting
we were spurting
you were spurting
they were spurting
Past Perfect
I had spurted
you had spurted
he/she/it had spurted
we had spurted
you had spurted
they had spurted
Future
I will spurt
you will spurt
he/she/it will spurt
we will spurt
you will spurt
they will spurt
Future Perfect
I will have spurted
you will have spurted
he/she/it will have spurted
we will have spurted
you will have spurted
they will have spurted
Future Continuous
I will be spurting
you will be spurting
he/she/it will be spurting
we will be spurting
you will be spurting
they will be spurting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been spurting
you have been spurting
he/she/it has been spurting
we have been spurting
you have been spurting
they have been spurting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been spurting
you will have been spurting
he/she/it will have been spurting
we will have been spurting
you will have been spurting
they will have been spurting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been spurting
you had been spurting
he/she/it had been spurting
we had been spurting
you had been spurting
they had been spurting
Conditional
I would spurt
you would spurt
he/she/it would spurt
we would spurt
you would spurt
they would spurt
Past Conditional
I would have spurted
you would have spurted
he/she/it would have spurted
we would have spurted
you would have spurted
they would have spurted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spurt - the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid)spurt - the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid)
outpouring, discharge, run - the pouring forth of a fluid
spray - a jet of vapor
spritz - a quick squirt of some liquid (usually carbonated water)
Verb1.spurt - gush forth in a sudden stream or jet; "water gushed forth"
pump - flow intermittently
blow - spout moist air from the blowhole; "The whales blew"
whoosh - gush or squirt out; "Oil whooshed up when the drill hit the well"
pour - flow in a spurt; "Water poured all over the floor"
2.spurt - move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"

spurt

verb
1. gush, shoot, burst, spring, jet, spray, surge, erupt, spew, squirt I saw flames spurt from the roof.
2. shoot, race, fly, speed, tear, barrel (along) (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), bolt, streak, whizz (informal), scoot, burn rubber (informal) The back wheel spun and the van spurted up the last few feet.
noun
1. gush, jet, burst, spray, surge, eruption, squirt A spurt of diesel came from one valve and none from the other.
2. burst, rush, surge, fit, access, spate I flushed bright red as a spurt of anger flashed through me.

spurt

noun
A sudden swift stream of ejected liquid:
verb
To eject or be ejected in a sudden thin, swift stream:
Translations
دَفْقَهيَتَدَفَّق
stříkatvytrysknutí
sprøjtsprøjteudbrud
gusa , sprautagusa; kippur
ištrykštitrykšti
izšļāktiespieplūdumsšaltsšļāktiesspurts
fışkırmafışkırmak

spurt

[spɜːt]
A. N
1. [of water, blood] → chorro m, borbotón m
2. [of energy] to put in or on a spurthacer un gran esfuerzo
final spurtesfuerzo m final (para ganar una carrera)
B. VI (= gush) (also spurt out) → salir a chorros, borbotar, chorrear
C. VThacer salir a chorros, arrojar un chorro de

spurt

[ˈspɜːrt]
n
(= stream) [water] → jet m; [blood, oil] → giclée f
in spurts → par à-coups
(= surge) [energy] → sursaut m; [anger, resentment, love, interest] → sursaut m
growth spurt → regain m de croissance
(= increase in speed) → accélération f
to put on a spurt [runner] → piquer un sprint; (in work)donner un coup de collier
vi
(= gush) [water, blood, oil] → gicler; [flames] → jaillir
(= increase speed) → piquer un sprint
vt (= gush with) [+ water, blood] → cracher
spurt out
vi [water, blood, oil] → gicler; [flames] → jaillir

spurt

n
(= flow)Strahl m; spurts of flameStichflammen
(= burst of speed)Spurt m; a final spurt (lit, fig)ein Endspurt m; to put a spurt on (lit, fig)einen Spurt vorlegen; there was a spurt of activityes brach plötzliche Aktivität aus; in a sudden spurt of energyin einer plötzlichen Energieanwandlung; to work in spurts(nur) sporadisch arbeiten
vi
(= gush: also spurt out) → (heraus)spritzen (from aus)
(= run)spurten
vt the wound spurted bloodaus der Wunde spritzte Blut; the pipe spurted wateraus dem Rohr spritzte das Wasser

spurt

[spɜːt]
1. n (of water, steam) → getto; (of speed, energy, anger) → scatto
to put on a spurt (runner) → fare uno scatto (fig) (in work) → affrettarsi, sbrigarsi
2. vi (gush) (also spurt out) → sgorgare

spurt

(spəːt) verb
(of a liquid) to spout or gush. Blood spurted from the wound.
noun
a sudden gush or burst. a spurt of blood/energy.
put a spurt on / put on a spurt
to run or go faster eg towards the end of a race. He put a sudden spurt on and passed the other competitors.

spurt

V. growth.
References in classic literature ?
As a faint spurt of flame rose from the point where the missile struck he swung over the side and was quickly upon the ground.
It had never been given me to see such deadly accuracy of aim, and it seemed as though a little figure on one of the craft dropped at the explosion of each bullet, while the banners and upper works dissolved in spurts of flame as the irresistible projectiles of our warriors mowed through them.
But laws," he says, "it was only just fear that gave him that last little spurt of strength, and of course it soon played out and he laid down in the bush, and there wasn't anybody to help him, and he died.
He says that it stands to reason that old families have done their spurt of work in past days, and can't have anything left in 'em now.
Number Thirteen saw the blood spurt from a superficial wound in the shoulder of the fellow who received Sing's bullet, but except for eliciting a howl of rage the missile had no immediate effect.
It seemed that he had made a gallant spurt into the road, and there paid the penalty of his rashness by a sudden incapacity to move another inch.
She saw the shock of black hair tousled upon Tarzan's well-shaped head disappear in a spurt of flame.
His fate was in the hands of chance and with the realization he gave a final spurt and running catlike up the side of the wall among the vines, sought with his hands for something that would sustain his weight.
He wore a good service stripe upon his cheek, for on one side it was pitted and scarred where a spurt of gravel knocked up by a round-shot had struck him thirty years before, when he served in the Lancaster gun-battery.
They came in separate spurts, as though reminding me of themselves, but did not banish the dissipation by their appearance.
Of course we frequently manned the poles and shoved earnestly for a second or so, but every time one of those spurts of dust and debris shot aloft every man dropped his pole and looked up to get the bearings of his share of it.
Great tails lashed in frenzied anger about us, razor-like talons cut our limbs and bodies, and a green and sticky syrup, such as oozes from a crushed caterpillar, smeared us from head to foot, for every cut and thrust of our longswords brought spurts of this stuff upon us from the severed arteries of the plant men, through which it courses in its sluggish viscidity in lieu of blood.