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

[Origin unknown.]
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Adj.1.spurting - propelled violently in a usually narrow stream
running - (of fluids) moving or issuing in a stream; "as mountain stream with freely running water"; "hovels without running water"
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References in classic literature ?
The wet of the rain spurting up in tiny drops could be smelt in the air.
"The squadwon can't pass," shouted Vaska Denisov, showing his white teeth fiercely and spurring his black thoroughbred Arab, which twitched its ears as the bayonets touched it, and snorted, spurting white foam from his bit, tramping the planks of the bridge with his hoofs, and apparently ready to jump over the railings had his rider let him.
On the previous night three Sabbath newspapers, distributed beneath his coat, about his ankles and over his lap, had failed to repulse the cold as he slept on his bench near the spurting fountain in the ancient square.
Enormous quantities of a ruddy-brown fluid were spurting up in noisy jets out of the machine.
The disease causes early spurting of the fruit before its maturity and damages the production.