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spurt

1 verb
     
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1
a) [intransitive] if liquid or flames spurt from something, they come out of it quickly and suddenly
spurt from/out of
Blood spurted from his nose.
Flames spurted through the roof.
b) [transitive] to send out liquid or flames quickly or suddenly:
It boiled over, spurting hot water everywhere.
2 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] to suddenly start moving more quickly, especially for a short time:
He suddenly spurted ahead of the others.

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