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Definition 1: the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid) - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for spurt in the sense of this definition

(spurt is a kind of ...) the pouring forth of a fluid

(... is a kind of spurt ) a jet of vapor

(... is a kind of spurt ) a quick squirt of some liquid (usually carbonated water)

Definition 2: move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for spurt in the sense of this definition

(spurt is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

Definition 3: gush forth in a sudden stream or jet - [verb of motion]

Samples where spurt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • water gushed forth

Synonyms for spurt in the sense of this definition

(spurt is a kind of ...) flow in a spurt

"Water poured all over the floor"

(... is a kind of spurt ) flow intermittently

(... is a kind of spurt ) spout moist air from the blowhole

"The whales blew"

(... is a kind of spurt ) gush or squirt out

"Oil whooshed up when the drill hit the well"

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