Definitions for: Spurt


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


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.


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.


Spurt, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Spurted; p. pr. & vb. n.
Spurting.]
To make a sudden and violent exertion, as in an emergency.

Synonyms: forge, gush, jet, spirt, spirt, spout, squirt

See Also: blow, discharge, go, locomote, move, outpouring, pour, pump, run, spray, spritz, travel, whoosh

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