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Webster 1913 Edition


Spurt

Spurt

(spûrt)
,
Verb.
I.
[Written also
spirt
, and originally the same word as
sprit
; OE.
sprutten
to sprout, AS.
spryttan
. See
Sprit
,
Verb.
I.
,
Sprout
,
Verb.
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.

Spurt

,
Verb.
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
.

Spurt

,
Noun.
1.
A sudden or violent ejection or gushing of a liquid, as of water from a tube, orifice, or other confined place, or of blood from a wound; a jet; a spirt.
2.
A shoot; a bud.
[Obs.]
Holland.
3.
Fig.:
A sudden outbreak;
as, a
spurt
of jealousy
.
Spurt grass
(Bot.)
,
a rush fit for basket work.
Dr. Prior.

Spurt

(spûrt)
,
Noun.
[Cf. Icel.
sprettr
a spurt, spring, run,
spretta
to spirt, 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 “paddle” tried him almost as much as the breathless strain of the
spurt
.
T. Hughes.

Spurt

,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Spurted
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Spurting
.]
To make a sudden and violent exertion, as in an emergency.

Webster 1828 Edition


Spurt

SPURT

,
Verb.
T.
[The English word has suffered a transposition of letters. It is from the root of sprout, which see.] To throw out, as liquid in a stream; to drive or force out with violence, as a liquid from a pipe or small orifice; as, to spurt water from the mouth, or other liquid from a tube.

SPURT

,
Verb.
I.
To gush or issue out in a stream, as liquor from a cask; to rush from a confined place in a small stream.
Then the small jet, which hasty hands unlock, spurts in the gardners eyes who turns the cock.

SPURT

,
Noun.
1.
A sudden or violent ejection or gushing of a liquid substance from a tube, orifice or other confined place; a jet.
2.
A sudden or short occasion or exigency; sudden effort. [Vulgar.]

Definition 2022


Spurt

Spurt

See also: spurt and spürt

German

Noun

Spurt m (genitive Spurts or Spurtes, plural Spurte)

  1. sprint

Derived terms

spurt

spurt

See also: Spurt and spürt

English

Verb

spurt (third-person singular simple present spurts, present participle spurting, simple past and past participle spurted)

  1. (transitive) To cause to gush out suddenly or violently in a stream or jet.
  2. (intransitive) To rush from a confined place in a small stream or jet.
    • Alexander Pope
      Thus the small jet, which hasty hands unlock, / Spurts in the gardener's eyes who turns the cock.
    • 1897, Bram Stoker, Dracula Chapter 21
      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?
  3. (intransitive) To make a strong effort for a short period of time.
    The bullion market spurted on Thursday.
    The runners spurted to the last lap as if they had extracted new energy from the applauds of the audience.

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Translations

Noun

spurt (plural spurts)

  1. A brief gush, as of liquid spurting from an orifice or a cut/wound.
    a spurt of water; a spurt of blood
  2. A sudden and energetic effort, as in an emergency; an increased exertion for a brief space.
    The boss's visit prompted a brief spurt of activity.
    • T. Hughes
      The long, steady sweep of the so-called "paddle" tried him almost as much as the breathless strain of the spurt.
  3. (slang) Ejaculation of semen. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  4. (obsolete) A shoot; a bud.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Holland to this entry?)

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Danish

Etymology

From English spurt.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /spuːrt/, [sb̥uɐ̯ˀd̥]

Noun

spurt c (singular definite spurten, plural indefinite spurter)

  1. spurt (any sudden but not prolonged action)

Inflection

Related terms

Verb

spurt

  1. imperative of spurte

Faroese

Verb

spurt

  1. supine form of spyrja

Norwegian Bokmål

Verb

spurt

  1. past participle of spørre

Norwegian Nynorsk

Verb

spurt

  1. neuter past participle of spørja and spørje

Swedish

Etymology

From English spurt.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /spɵrt/

Noun

spurt (c)

  1. spurt (any sudden but not prolonged action)

Inflection

Inflection of spurt 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative spurt spurten spurter spurterna
Genitive spurts spurtens spurters spurternas

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