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Meaning of SPURT

Pronunciation:  spurt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid)
  2. [v]  move with increasing speed
  3. [v]  gush forth in a sudden stream or jet of liquids

SPURT is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: forge, gush, jet, spirt, spirt, spout, squirt
 See Also: blow, discharge, go, locomote, move, outpouring, pour, pump, run, spray, spritz, travel, whoosh



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Spurt\, v. i. [Written also spirt, and originally the
    same word as sprit; OE. sprutten to sprout, AS. spryttan. See
    {Sprit}, v. i., {Sprout}, v. i.]
    To gush or issue suddenly or violently out in a stream, as
    liquor from a cask; to rush from a confined place in a small
    stream or jet; to spirt.
          Thus the small jet, which hasty hands unlock, Spurts in
          the gardener's eyes who turns the cock.  --Pope.
  2. \Spurt\, v. t.
    To throw out, as a liquid, in a stream or jet; to drive or
    force out with violence, as a liquid from a pipe or small
    orifice; as, to spurt water from the mouth.
  3. \Spurt\, n. [Cf. Icel. sprette a spurt, spring, run,
    spretta to sprit, spring.]
    A sudden and energetic effort, as in an emergency; an
    increased exertion for a brief space.
          The long, steady sweep of the so-called ``paddle''
          tried him almost as much as the breathless strain of
          the spurt.                               --T. Hughes.
  4. \Spurt\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Spurted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To make a sudden and violent exertion, as in an emergency.