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parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: spurts, spurting, spurted
definition 1: to rush or shoot out in a forced or sudden way; spout.
The toothpaste spurted from the tube.
similar words:
erupt, gush, jet
definition 2: to have a sudden and short burst in speed, amount, or degree.
The runner spurted to the finish line.
definition 3: to shoot out in a stream or squirt.
The large cut in my finger spurted blood.
similar words:
spout, vent
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a rush or squirt of liquid or steam; spout; jet.
Give that motor a spurt of oil.
similar words:
gush, jet
definition 2: a sudden, short burst of activity, speed, or energy.
My sister had a growth spurt at age thirteen.