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English definition of “spurt”

spurt

verb [I or T] (LIQUID)    /spɜːt/ US  /spɝːt/
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.Movement of liquids
(Definition of spurt verb (LIQUID) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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