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1A sudden gush of liquid.
- ‘In a splurt of blood, the battle was suddenly over.’
- 1.1A sudden brief outburst of something.‘I let out a splurt of laughter’
Push out with force; spit out.‘the rear wheels splurted gravel’
- ‘He was splurting some inane fact about cricket pads.’
- ‘LiveJournal is being very mysterious: it's once again not syndicated anything from here for days, and now it's suddenly splurted out several days of posts at once.’
- ‘Now, as they're both house trained this shouldn't provide too much of a problem, except that they both seem to have developed a habit of perching on the side of their litter tray, and splurting their ‘goodness’ over the edge.’
- ‘In one swift movement Carver plunged the knife forward and embedded it in David's eye, splurting blood across the cliff wall.’
- ‘The shelf in the bathroom was littered with tins of hair spray, styling mousse, shampoo and conditioner, blobs of each of which had been splurted onto every available surface.’
- ‘The former lead singer for the band was splurting out an insult to a goth girl in her audience for being a goth.’
- ‘‘I didn't know you had a taste for wine, Angelina,’ I finally splurted out, trying to sound as smooth as I could.’
- ‘I occasionally have a whiz round with the Hoover and splurt a bit of cleaning fluid down the loo, but aside from that I don't have much to do apart from opening the post and giving the odd guitar lesson.’
Late 18th century: imitative.
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