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English definition of “spurt”

spurt

noun [C] (INCREASE)    /spɜːt/ US  /spɝːt/
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.Increasing and intensifyingIncreasing and decreasing speed of motionBusy and activeHurrying and doing things quickly
(Definition of spurt noun (INCREASE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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