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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 ?
With that, they walk again; she, making those angry spirts in the sand; he, dragging that dejected tail.
For not only I knew no word of the Gaelic; but what with the long suspense of the waiting, and the scurry and strain of our two spirts of fighting, and more than all, the horror I had of some of my own share in it, the thing was no sooner over than I was glad to stagger to a seat.
They comes out about twice or three times a week, and spirts a mile alongside of us.
The signal is given, and seven hundred guns begin a conversation fit to make the blood spirt from your ears.
An inquest into the death of the 38-year-old heard Mr Gates described as a good father who maintained contact with his two children, being on good terms with his former partner, Sherene Bennett, whom he had visited the night before, when he was described as being in good spirts, and had been laughing and joking.
The man was said to be in good spirts after his ordeal.
Other Filipino bets sent by the Federation of School Spirts Association of the Philippines and sponsored by San Miguel Corp.
We will continue to support entrepreneurial agriculture projects that are not only creating jobs, investment, and additional markets for Virginia products, but also enhancing Virginias reputation as a world-class spirts, wine, cider, and craft beer producer.
Byline: Rory Dollard Spirts Correspondent sport@examiner.
It is a testament to the quality of our spirts that we have attracted interest from such wellrespected retailers as Majestic Wines, Harvey Nichols and Fortnum & Mason, a reputation we intend to maintain.
Despite the queues, the concert-goers were in high spirts as they waited to hear hits like Super Bass, Starships and Anaconda live.
Stratford Town go into their Calor Division One South/West match at home to Bishops Cleeve in high spirts after logging their first clean sheet of the season in a 4-0 romp against Guildford City.