Meaning of “spurt” in the English Dictionary

"spurt" in British English

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(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 brief period of increased activity, effort, or speed:

a child’s growth spurt
Penn State ended 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 /spɜːt/ us

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 issued warnings that the dramatic spurt in house prices 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 /spɜːt/ us

to grow or increase suddenly for a short period 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)