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7 definitions found
 for spurt
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spurt \Spurt\, n.
     1. 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.
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     2. A shoot; a bud. [Obs.] --Holland.
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     3. Fig.: A sudden outbreak; as, a spurt of jealousy.
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     Spurt grass (Bot.), a rush fit for basket work. --Dr.
        Prior.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spurt \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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spurt \Spurt\ (sp[^u]rt), 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.
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           Thus the small jet, which hasty hands unlock,
           Spurts in the gardener's eyes who turns the cock.
                                                    --Pope.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spurt \Spurt\ (sp[^u]rt), n. [Cf. Icel. sprettr a spurt, spring,
     run, spretta to spirt, spring.]
     A sudden and energetic effort, as in an emergency; an
     increased exertion for a brief space.
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           The long, steady sweep of the so-called "paddle" tried
           him almost as much as the breathless strain of the
           spurt.                                   --T. Hughes.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spurt \Spurt\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Spurted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Spurting.]
     To make a sudden and violent exertion, as in an emergency.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  spurt
      n 1: the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid) [syn:
           jet, squirt, spurt, spirt]
      v 1: gush forth in a sudden stream or jet; "water gushed forth"
           [syn: spurt, spirt, gush, spout]
      2: move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy [syn:
         forge, spurt, spirt]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  254 Moby Thesaurus words for "spurt":
     a breath, acceleration, access, ado, advance, agitation, anabasis,
     ascension, ascent, belch, bit, blow out, blowout, bob up, bother,
     botheration, break water, bundle, burst, burst of speed, bustle,
     canter, cascade, cast forth, chase, clamber, climb, climbing,
     commotion, crowd, dart ahead, dash, dash ahead, dash off, dash on,
     dead run, debouch, debouchment, decant, discharge, disembogue,
     disgorge, disgorgement, dissiliency, dogtrot, double-time, drain,
     drain out, effort, ejaculate, ejaculation, elevation, emission,
     empty, eruct, eructation, erupt, eruption, escalade, exhaust,
     expel, expulsion, extravasate, extravasation, feery-fary, ferment,
     festinate, fidgetiness, find vent, fit, flank speed, flap,
     flare-up, flat-out speed, float up, flow, flow out, flurry, flush,
     fluster, flutter, flutteriness, fly up, font, forced draft, fount,
     fountain, full gallop, fuss, fussiness, gallop, get going,
     get moving, geyser, gush, gush out, gyring up, hand gallop, hasten,
     headlong rush, heavy right foot, high lope, hubbub, hullabaloo,
     hurry, hurry on, hurry through, hurry up, hurry-scurry, hustle,
     improvement, increase, instant, interval, jet, jog trot, jump,
     jump up, leap, leap up, levitation, little, little bit,
     little while, lope, lose no time, maelstrom, make a dash,
     make a spurt, make haste, maximum speed, moment, mount, mounting,
     move quickly, no time, open throttle, outbreak, outburst, outflow,
     outpour, pair of winks, play, plunge, pop up, post, pother, pour,
     pour forth, pour out, press on, push on, race, rapids,
     restlessness, rise, rising, rocket, rocketing up, run, run out,
     rush, rush ahead, rush through, saltation, scamper, scramble, scud,
     scurry, scuttle, send forth, send out, shoot, shoot ahead,
     shoot up, shooting up, short spell, short time, skyrocket,
     sluice out, small space, soaring, span, spasm, spate, spell, spew,
     spew out, spit, spout, spout out, spouter, spray, spring,
     spring up, sprint, sprit, spritz, spurtle, squirt, start up, stew,
     stir, surface, surge, sweat, swirl, takeoff, taking off, tear,
     throw out, to-do, torrent, trot, tumult, two shakes, unquiet,
     upclimb, upcoming, updraft, upgang, upgo, upgoing, upgrade,
     upgrowth, uphill, upleap, uplift, upping, uprisal, uprise,
     uprising, uprush, upshoot, upslope, upspear, upspring, upstart,
     upsurge, upsurgence, upsweep, upswing, vault, vault up, volcan,
     vomit, vomit forth, vomit out, vortex, well, well out, whirl,
     wide-open speed, zooming
  
  

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