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American English: /spərt/
British English: /spəːt/

Translation of spurt in Spanish:


  • 1.1 (of speed, activity) See examples: she works in spurts
    trabaja por rachas
    a final spurt won him the race
    con un esfuerzo or (e)sprint final, ganó la carrera
    to put on a spurt
    pisar el acelerador
    1.2 (jet) spurts of flame
    llamaradas (feminine plural) (de fuego)
    Example sentences
    • A sudden spurt of blood erupted from my nose, covering my white T-shirt in blood.
    • I could see clearly the spurt of blood that gushed out on to his ear and dripped down his cheek.
    • She choked, coughing up thin spurts of blood.

intransitive verb

  • 1.1
    salir a chorros
    Example sentences
    • A stream of blood spurted out of his nose.
    • He stood clutching his neck, blood spurting out in pumps, a look of shock upon his face.
    • The stream of water that spurted from the hose did less to douse the fire than it did to fan the flames with its accompanying rush of air.
    Example sentences
    • As further finds suggested Cairn had stumbled on almost a billion barrels of oil, the company's shares spurted from about £3 to £15.
    • On entering Henry Street, the car's engine revs, it spurts forward and the driver appears to lose control momentarily.
    • Year-on-year growth in output per worker spurted to 2.9 % in the second quarter.

transitive verb

  • (liquid)
    Example sentences
    • Then the pipes started to shudder, the faucet spurting dirty water into the soap-filled sink.
    • Families come carrying picnic baskets, couples stroll holding hands, mothers push babies in prams, some people simply watch birds and others stand to marvel at the fountain spurting water.
    • The lake's remarkable centerpiece is a massive, yet elegant fountain that spurts water as high as 36 feet into the air.

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