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sputter

verb uk   /ˈspʌt.ər/ us    /ˈspʌt̬.ɚ/

sputter verb (SOUND)

[I or T] to make several quick explosive sounds: The car sputtered once or twice and then stopped.Sounds made by objects, movement or impact

sputter verb (ACTIVITY)

[I] literary If an activity sputters, it is weak and varied, and does not make people feel confident about it: Russia's presidential campaign sputtered to an uneasy close on Monday.UncertaintyHesitatingAchievable
sputter
noun [C] uk   us  
The engine wouldn't start - it gave one or two sputters but that was all.Sounds made by objects, movement or impact
(Definition of sputter from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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