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spurt

Synonyms of spurt in English:

verb

  • he cut his finger, and blood spurted over the sliced potatoes Mount Pinatubo spurted clouds of steam and ash into the air
    gush, pour, stream, rush, pump, surge, spew, spill, flow, course, well, spring, burst, issue, emanate;
    disgorge, discharge, emit, belch forth, expel, eject
    British informal sloosh
  • noun

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  • 1 the sudden spurt of water scared the bird away
    squirt, spray, fountain, jet, spout;
    gush, outpouring, stream, rush, surge, burst, spill, flow, flood, cascade, torrent
  • 2 I felt a spurt of pleasure
    burst, outburst, fit, bout, attack, rush, spate, surge, flurry, access
  • 3 Daisy put on a spurt to hurry down to the river
    burst of speed, turn of speed, increase of speed, burst of energy, sprint, rush
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