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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."
Indeed, some ladies had gone so far as to assert, that the dark gentleman was actually a portrait of the spirted young proprietor; and the great similarity between their head-dresses--both wore very glossy hair, with a narrow walk straight down the middle, and a profusion of flat circular curls on both sides--encouraged the idea.
He spirted it into Mr Flintwinch's face when the old man advanced to take it, and held forth his hand, repeating noisily, 'Pay it!
The signal is given, and seven hundred guns begin a conversation fit to make the blood spirt from your ears.
Thank you to the organisers and to the wonderful staff, from the security to the litter-pickers, everyone was in great spirts, very helpful and really making a great day out even better.
"It really lifted everyone's spirts and highlighted the importance of dance and the connection between your body and mind."
"We are thrilled to have I Love Kickboxing, Soul Dental and Anthology Wine & Spirts join the 57 WEST campus," said Jonathan (Jody) Durst, President of The Durst Organization.
Both also have a "Made in Pennsylvania" section to highlight wines and spirts produced in the state.
While pubs in the region have struggled there has been a surge in demand for beer and spirts from local producers and an increase in the number of micro-pubs.
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.