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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ She saw her own blood spurting as the lamb's must have spurted out.
▪ Judging from the minerals present in the mass of water, it appeared to have spurted out of the ocean crust.
▪ Faces contort and organs spurt out a smelly stain, a sticky betrayal.
▪ Tears spurted out of her eyes, her nostrils flared.
▪ She saw her own blood spurting as the lamb's must have spurted out.
▪ The blood spurted up over the berries and dyed them a dark red.
▪ When blood is spurting this technique is less successful, partly because the endoscopic view is obscured.
▪ That's how it begins but it ends in maimed bodies, chopped limbs, blood spurting like fountains.
▪ It floods back to me in spasms, like blood spurting from a wound.
▪ He wanted blood to spurt, bones to break and the sound of screaming.
▪ The knife was sharper than she'd allowed, and soon blood was spurting over the tablecloth with each heartbeat.
▪ Oil from the spill spurted into the crystal waters of Prince William Sound.
▪ The knife hit an artery, and the wound spurted blood.
▪ The volcano spurted sulfur miles into the atmosphere.
▪ Water spurted from the burst pipe.
▪ But once the adrenalin spurts back into your system it will not gently leak away.
▪ Fear spurted up into his mouth but he managed to hold the gaze, eye to eye.
▪ Indeed, there were little fountains of seawater spurting up between the water containers at that spot.
▪ Judging from the minerals present in the mass of water, it appeared to have spurted out of the ocean crust.
▪ The water that spurted through my window was a mere splash.
▪ Who would ever have imagined satellites entirely covered with ice floes, or volcanos spurting sulfur a hundred kilometers into space?
▪ With each wave a gush of water spurted up into your armpit and slopped into the cabin.
▪ Still in his pyjamas Brian switched on the fountain, and the sudden spurt of water scared the bird away.
▪ Cairo experienced a sudden spurt of growth that turned it into one of the most densely populated urban areas in the world.
▪ I felt a sudden spurt of laughter rising in me.
▪ To imagine so is to ignore the whole incubation period that-precedes any such sudden spurt.
▪ Dinah was filled with a sudden raw spurt of jealousy.
▪ No sudden spurt, no scramble to get away.
▪ Carew felt a sudden spurt of irritation.
▪ The Lancet medical journal reports that children who were underweight before the operation had a growth spurt afterwards.
▪ Since their first prepubescent growth spurt, these big women have had to struggle not to be embarrassed.
▪ Osteosarcoma is not usually classified with hormonal cancers, but its onset largely coincides with the final hormonal growth spurt in teenagers.
▪ For most, however, the hormone may trigger a growth spurt but seems not to increase final adult height.
▪ Normally the first thing that happens is that you start a growth spurt and suddenly become taller.
▪ However, something else happened to Kuehn at the time: He hit a late growth spurt.
▪ In any case, the growth spurt did not last.
▪ a growth spurt
▪ The whale sent one final spurt into the air and disappeared.
▪ As the Ford charged after the Mercedes, Dunn saw in his wing mirror a spurt of tracer fire.
▪ For most, however, the hormone may trigger a growth spurt but seems not to increase final adult height.
▪ She also works out on a special weight machine that lets her emulate the all-important explosive spurt.
▪ The early San Antonio date also upsets explanations for the spurt in population growth during Classic times.
▪ They have built a record of 23-7 this season on the strength of sheer, unadulterated talent and spurts of gumption.
▪ Yachmenev added another goal to end the spurt and give Los Angeles a 7-1 lead.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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


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.

Thus the small jet, which hasty hands unlock, Spurts in the gardener's eyes who turns the cock.


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.


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.

  2. A shoot; a bud. [Obs.]

  3. Fig.: A sudden outbreak; as, a spurt of jealousy.

    Spurt grass (Bot.), a rush fit for basket work.
    --Dr. Prior.


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.

The long, steady sweep of the so-called ``paddle'' tried him almost as much as the breathless strain of the spurt.
--T. Hughes.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"to gush out, squirt," 1560s, variant of spirt, perhaps cognate with Middle High German spürzen "to spit," and sprützen "to squirt" (see sprout (v.)). Related: Spurted; spurting. The noun in this sense is attested from 1775.


"brief burst of activity," 1560s, variant of spirt "brief period of time" (1540s), of uncertain origin, perhaps somehow connected with spurt (v.).


n. 1 A brief gush, as of liquid spurting from an orifice or a cut/wound. 2 A sudden and energetic effort, as in an emergency; an increased exertion for a brief space. 3 (context slang English) ejaculation of semen. (rfex) 4 (context obsolete English) A shoot; a bud. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To cause to gush out suddenly or violently in a stream or jet. 2 (context intransitive English) To rush from a confined place in a small stream or jet. 3 (context intransitive English) To make a strong effort for a short period of time.


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

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

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


Spurt may refer to:

  • Secretory protein in upper respiratory tracts, a gene encoding a secretory protein
  • Spurt (Dutch Railways), a trade name for certain Dutch Rail routes
Spurt (Dutch Railways)

Spurt is a trade name used by Arriva Netherlands for certain passenger rail services operated in that country. The services are typically operated by Stadler GTW articulated railcars. The current Arriva fleet includes both 2-car (GTW 2/6) and 3-car (GTW 2/8) variants and both Electric and Diesel powered examples. Eight of the units are equipped for operation through to Leer in Germany.

Usage examples of "spurt".

Most of all I hated the rush of intense aliveness which pumped through me like a drug whenever I speared an innocent animal and I saw the spurting of his blood as drink that would soon quicken my own.

The Winchester kicked against his shoulder, and through the haze of powder smoke that spurted from its muzzle, he saw the ambusher go flying from the back of the horse as if he were a puppet being jerked around by a puppeteer in a giant Punch and Judy show.

The sec men opened fire in a rough volley, the barrage of miniballs tearing into the boy, blood spurting high into the air as one round smacked him right in the heart.

Blood spurted from the wounds, bedrabbling the trampled grasses with hot gore.

He tugged the lanyard on a downward roll a fraction of a second before the French frigate appeared in the crude sight and once again the gun sprang back with a bronchitic cough and a spurt of flame and smoke at the muzzle.

His master had told him to burry, so he dropped the bicycle, climbed behind the wheel of the car, gunned it into life, and spurted gravel in a wide arc as he slid the sports car out of the forecourt into the driveway.

Then a pain suddenly went through my groin, as it sometimes does when micturition is too long withheld, but so intensely hurtfully that, not meaning to, I let at least a brief spurt of urine.

American War Machine was but a gigantic, lumbering erection wedged into the tight pants of Democracy, stifled until the outburst of war prompts congressional rubbing and legislative foreplay and the uncontrollable spurting ejaculation of bombs and missles ensues as the nation COMES on the heads of a nation of Third World villagers.

Grasping the pulsating head of the moster troll cock, she shoved the spurting thing into her mouth, swallowing huge gobs of the stuff as she seemed to cum endlessly.

Training has meant so much vital overplus to me that I long ago spurted and caught up with my pottle of joy.

Ned, when the spurt set in, gave up rouseabout and odd-job work, and took finally to the rivers.

She twisted under his eager thrusts, raking her claws across his back when he spurted his first load of spunk into her slit and upon her scaled belly.

Tiny fountains spurted, then mingled before spilling into the scuppers to drain into the endless cycle of sea and sky.

Derkhan danced and spasmed, agonized yells spurting out from behind her teeth.

Blue lightning bolts sizzled out, along with icewave spurts, but the spiny treeships ignored the searing energy.