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Spirt \Spirt\, v. & n. Same as Spurt.


vb. (archaic spelling of spurt English)

  1. n. the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid) [syn: jet, squirt, spurt]

  2. v. gush forth in a sudden stream or jet; "water gushed forth" [syn: spurt, gush, spout]

  3. move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy [syn: forge, spurt]

Usage examples of "spirt".

Broussais was in those days like an old volcano, which has pretty nearly used up its fire and brimstone, but is still boiling and bubbling in its interior, and now and then sends up a spirt of lava and a volley of pebbles.

Mr Bloom said, Europa point, thinking he had, in the hope that the rover might possibly by some reminiscences but he failed to do so, simply letting spirt a jet of spew into the sawdust, and shook his head with a sort of lazy scorn.

His clothes were rent, his blood spirted over them, he staggered as a beast staggers in the slaughter, and at length his thick knees doubled up, and he fell in a round heap like a ball.

Faint jets of dusty gas spirted out of the airlock chamber as the seal disengaged.

But the danger of spirting decreases as the proportion of gold becomes greater, and disappears when the gold is much over 30 per cent.