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sputterverb

uk   /ˈspʌt.ər/  us   /ˈspʌt̬.ɚ/
(Definition of sputter from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sputterverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈspʌt̬·ər/
to make ​repeatedexplosivesounds: [I] The plane’s ​enginebegan to sputter. To sputter is also to ​speak in a way that is not ​clear, esp. because you are ​angry: [I] He sputtered and ​flapped his ​hands in ​response.
(Definition of sputter from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sputter”
in Chinese (Simplified) 声音, (使)发出噼啪声…
in Turkish tıslamak…
in Russian фыркать, чихать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 聲音, (使)發出劈啪聲…
in Polish prychać…
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