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"spurt" in British English

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spurtverb [I or T]

uk   /spɜːt/  us   /spɝːt/
to (​cause to) ​flow out ​suddenly and with ​force, in a ​faststream: Blood was spurting out all over the ​place. His ​arm was spurting ​blood where the ​vein had been ​severed.

spurtnoun [C]

uk   /spɜːt/  us   /spɝːt/
  • spurt noun [C] (LIQUID)

a ​suddenfaststream of ​liquid: The ​water came out in spurts.
(Definition of spurt from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"spurt" in American English

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spurtverb [I/T]

 us   /spɜrt/
to ​flow out ​suddenly and with ​force: [I] Water spurted from the ​faucet into the ​sink.

spurtnoun [C]

 us   /spɜrt/
an ​amount of something that ​flows out ​suddenly and with ​force: There was a ​sudden spurt of ​flame. A spurt is also a ​sudden and ​briefperiod of ​increasedactivity, ​effort, or ​speed: a child’s ​growth spurt Penn ​Stateended the ​game with a 10–4 spurt (= ​period of ​scoring).
(Definition of spurt from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"spurt" in Business English

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spurtnoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   /spɜːt/
a ​short, sudden ​increase in ​activity or ​growth: The ​economy seems unlikely to ​sustain its first-quarter growth spurt.a spurt in sth Economists have ​issuedwarnings that the dramatic spurt in ​houseprices was ​pushing them beyond the ​reach of many ​buyers. Exports appear to have levelled off just as ​imports have put on a spurt.

spurtverb [I]

uk   us   /spɜːt/
to ​grow or ​increase suddenly for a ​shortperiod of ​time: spurt 108p/$2.40/35%, etc. The Nasdaq spurted 25.15 ​points to 1325.69.spurt to sth The ​shares initially spurted to a 12-month high of 128.5p.spurt up/ahead The ​economy spurted ​ahead at a ​rate of 4.2% in the second ​quarter.
(Definition of spurt from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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