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spurt


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Spurt  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Spurt  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Spurt  \Spurt\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Spurted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Spurting}.] 
  To  make  a  sudden  and  violent  exertion,  as  in  an  emergency. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  spurt 
  n  :  the  occurrence  of  a  sudden  discharge  (as  of  liquid)  [syn:  {jet}, 
  {squirt},  {spirt}] 
  v  1:  gush  forth  in  a  sudden  stream  or  jet  of  liquids  [syn:  {spirt}, 
  {gush},  {spout}] 
  2:  move  with  increasing  speed  [syn:  {forge},  {spirt}] 




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