verb (used without object)
to gush or issue suddenly in a stream or jet, as a liquid; spout.
to show marked, usually increased, activity or energy for a short period:
The runners spurted forward in the last lap of the race.
verb (used with object)
to expel or force out suddenly in a stream or jet, as a liquid; spout.
a sudden, forceful gush or jet.
a marked increase of effort for a short period or distance, as in running, rowing, etc.
a sudden burst or outburst, as of activity, energy, or feeling.
to gush or cause to gush forth in a sudden stream or jet
to make a sudden effort
a sudden forceful stream or jet
a short burst of activity, speed, or energy
noun, Chiefly Scot. 1. a stick used to stir porridge.
noun, Railroads. 1. a short branch track leading from the main track, and connected with it at one end only.
noun 1. spur gear.
noun 1. (sometimes initial capital letter) any of a series of Soviet earth-orbiting satellites: Sputnik I was the world’s first space satellite. noun 1. any of a series of unmanned Soviet satellites, Sputnik 1 (launched in 1957) being the first man-made satellite to orbit the earth