Definition and Meanings for spurt

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Part of Speech of spurt

intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

Etymology of spurt

written also spirt, and originally the same word as sprit; oe. sprutten to sprout, as. spryttan. see sprit, v. i., sprout, v. i.pos cf. icel. sprettr a spurt, spring, run, spretta to spirt, spring

Meaning of spurt

as intransitive verb, intransitive verb, intransitive verb

  • 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.

as transitive verb

  • 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.

as noun

  • a sudden or violent ejection or gushing of a liquid, as of water from a tube, orifice, or other confined place, or of blood from a wound; a jet; a spirt.
  • a shoot; a bud.
  • a sudden outbreak; as, a spurt of jealousy.

as noun

  • a sudden and energetic effort, as in an emergency; an increased exertion for a brief space.

as intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

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