spurt

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See also: Spurt and spürt

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From earlier spirt, sprit (to sprout), from Middle English sprutten, from Old English spryttan, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *(s)per- (to strew, sow, sprinkle).

Verb[edit]

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.
    • 1728, [Alexander Pope], “(please specify the page)”, in The Dunciad. An Heroic Poem. [], Dublin; London: [] A. Dodd, OCLC 1033416756:
      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?

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Noun[edit]

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. (slang) Ejaculation of semen.
    • 2019, R.W. Clinger, Stockton County Cowboys Box Set, JMS Books LLC (→ISBN)
      Clean all your spurt off me, man.” And so I did.
  3. (obsolete) A shoot; a bud.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Origin uncertain. May be derived from Etymology 1.

Noun[edit]

spurt (plural spurts)

  1. A moment, a short period of time.
  2. A sudden brief burst of, or increase in, speed, effort, activity, emotion or development.
    The boss's visit prompted a brief spurt of activity.
    • 1898, H.G. Wells, The War of the Worlds, London: William Heinemann, page 111:
      I seem to remember talking wanderingly to myself during that last spurt.
    • 1859, Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown At Oxford
      The long, steady sweep of the so-called "paddle" tried him almost as much as the breathless strain of the spurt.
  3. The act of spurting, or something spurted
    • 2015, Shelley Munro, Alexandre
      He thrust against her and deep inside, she felt his spurt of semen. Her clit jumped in response, and Lily tumbled into an orgasm that shook her clear to her toes.

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

  1. (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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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English spurt.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /spuːrt/, [sb̥uɐ̯ˀd̥]

Noun[edit]

spurt c (singular definite spurten, plural indefinite spurter)

  1. spurt (any sudden but not prolonged action)

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spurt

  1. imperative of spurte

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English spurt.

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spurt m (plural spurts, diminutive spurtje n)

  1. spurt (short sudden energetic effort), especially in running or cycling

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Faroese[edit]

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spurt

  1. supine form of spyrja

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spurt

  1. indefinite accusative singular of spurtur

Icelandic[edit]

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spurt

  1. supine of spyrja

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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spurt

  1. past participle of spørre

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Verb[edit]

spurt

  1. neuter past participle of spørja and spørje

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English spurt.

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spurt (c)

  1. spurt (any sudden but not prolonged action)

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

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