One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he cut his finger, and blood spurted over the sliced potatoes’
squirt, shoot, spray, fountain, jet, erupt
gush, pour, stream, rush, pump, surge, spew, spill, flow, course, well, spring, burst, issue, emanate
disgorge, discharge, emit, belch forth, expel, eject
British informal sloosh
1‘the sudden spurt of water scared the bird away’
squirt, spray, fountain, jet, spout
gush, outpouring, stream, rush, surge, burst, spill, flow, flood, cascade, torrent
2‘I felt a spurt of pleasure’
burst, outburst, fit, bout, attack, rush, spate, surge, flurry, access
3‘Daisy put on a spurt to hurry down to the river’
burst of speed, turn of speed, increase of speed, burst of energy, sprint, rush
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