Meaning of spurt

spurt

Pronunciation: (spûrt), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to gush or issue suddenly in a stream or jet, as a liquid; spout.
  2. to show marked, usually increased, activity or energy for a short period: The runners spurted forward in the last lap of the race.
—v.t.
  1. to expel or force out suddenly in a stream or jet, as a liquid; spout.
—n.
  1. a sudden, forceful gush or jet.
  2. a marked increase of effort for a short period or distance, as in running, rowing, etc.
  3. a sudden burst or outburst, as of activity, energy, or feeling.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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