(noun, verb)


1. the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid)

Similar word(s): jet, spirt, squirt

Definition categories: event, discharge, outpouring, run

Sentences with spurt as a noun:

- a spurt of water; a spurt of blood

- The boss's visit prompted a brief spurt of activity.


1. gush forth in a sudden stream or jet

Similar word(s): gush, spirt, spout

Definition categories: motion, pour

2. move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy

Similar word(s): forge, spirt

Definition categories: motion, go, locomote, move, travel

Sentences with spurt as a verb:

- 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.