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spirt

 (spûrt)
n. & v. Chiefly British
Variant of spurt.

spirt

(spɜːt)
n
a variant spelling of spurt

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spirt - the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid)spirt - 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.spirt - 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.spirt - 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

noun
A sudden swift stream of ejected liquid:
verb
To eject or be ejected in a sudden thin, swift stream:
References in classic literature ?
Mr and Mrs Lammle have walked for some time on the Shanklin sands, and one may see by their footprints that they have not walked arm in arm, and that they have not walked in a straight track, and that they have walked in a moody humour; for, the lady has prodded little spirting holes in the damp sand before her with her parasol, and the gentleman has trailed his stick after him.
It was directly after receiving one of these in his arm, that Mr Haredale, making a keener thrust as he felt the warm blood spirting out, plunged his sword through his opponent's body to the hilt.
The clanking of the engine-pumps, and the spirting and hissing of the water as it fell upon the blazing wood, added to the tremendous roar.