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Definition 1: an utterance (of words) with spitting sounds (as in rage) - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for sputter in the sense of this definition

(sputter is a kind of ...) the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication

Definition 2: the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively - [noun denoting event]

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

  • he heard a spatter of gunfire

Synonyms for sputter in the sense of this definition

(sputter is a kind of ...) sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)

"he enjoyed the street noises" "they heard indistinct noises of people talking" "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"

Definition 3: spit up in an explosive manner - [verb of body]

Synonyms for sputter in the sense of this definition

(sputter is a kind of ...) discharge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth

Definition 4: cause to undergo a process in which atoms are removed - [verb of change]

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

  • The solar wind protons must sputter away the surface atoms of the dust

(sputter is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

Definition 5: utter with a spitting sound, as if in a rage - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for sputter in the sense of this definition

(sputter is a kind of ...) express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)

"She let out a big heavy sigh" "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"

Definition 6: climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for sputter in the sense of this definition

(sputter is a kind of ...) move with difficulty, by grasping

Definition 7: make an explosive sound - [verb of perception]

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

  • sputtering engines

(sputter is a kind of ...) make a sharp explosive noise

"The cork of the champagne bottle popped"

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