spurt

1. verb
a) To cause to gush out suddenly or violently in a stream or jet.

With that he pulled open his shirt, and with his long sharp nails opened a vein in his breast. When the blood began to spurt out, he took my hands in one of his, holding them tight, and with the other seized my neck and pressed my mouth to the wound, so that I must either suffocate or swallow some to the . . . Oh, my God! My God! What have I done?

b) To rush from a confined place in a small stream or jet.

The bullion market spurted on Thursday.

Syn: spirt, spout
2. noun
a) A brief gush, as of liquid spurting from an orifice or a cut/wound.

a spurt of water; a spurt of blood

b) Ejaculation of semen

The bosss visit prompted a brief spurt of activity.


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  • Spurt — Spurt, v. t. To throw out, as a liquid, in a stream or jet; to drive or force out with violence, as a liquid from a pipe or small orifice; as, to spurt water from the mouth. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Spurt — Spurt, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Spurted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spurting}.] To make a sudden and violent exertion, as in an emergency. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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