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English definition of “spurt”

spurt

verb [I or T] uk   /spɜːt/ us    /spɝːt/

spurt verb [I or T] (LIQUID)

to (cause to) flow out suddenly and with force, in a fast stream: Blood was spurting out all over the place. His arm was spurting blood where the vein had been severed.

spurt verb [I or T] (INCREASE)

mainly US to increase or grow very quickly, or to suddenly increase by a particular amount: Shares of the jewellery store chain spurted $6.

spurt

noun [C] uk   /spɜːt/ us    /spɝːt/

spurt noun [C] (INCREASE)

a sudden and short period of increased activity, effort, or speed: There was a sudden spurt of activity in the housing market. He tends to work in spurts.

spurt noun [C] (LIQUID)

a sudden fast stream of liquid: The water came out in spurts.
(Definition of spurt from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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