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English Dictionary: spurt by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid) [syn: jet, squirt, spurt, spirt]
  1. gush forth in a sudden stream or jet; "water gushed forth"
    Synonym(s): spurt, spirt, gush, spout
  2. move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy
    Synonym(s): forge, spurt, spirt
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Spurt \Spurt\, v. i. [Written also spirt, and originally the
      same word as sprit; OE. sprutten to sprout, AS. spryttan. See
      {Sprit}, v. i., {Sprout}, v. i.]
      To gush or issue suddenly or violently out in a stream, as
      liquor from a cask; to rush from a confined place in a small
      stream or jet; to spirt.
               Thus the small jet, which hasty hands unlock, Spurts in
               the gardener's eyes who turns the cock.   --Pope.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Spurt \Spurt\, n. [Cf. Icel. sprette a spurt, spring, run,
      spretta to sprit, spring.]
      A sudden and energetic effort, as in an emergency; an
      increased exertion for a brief space.
               The long, steady sweep of the so-called [bd]paddle[b8]
               tried him almost as much as the breathless strain of
               the spurt.                                             --T. Hughes.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Spurt \Spurt\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Spurted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      To make a sudden and violent exertion, as in an emergency.
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