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Related to spirt: Spirit animal
n. & v. Chiefly British
Variant of spurt.
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a variant spelling of spurt
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1. to gush suddenly in a stream or jet.
2. to show a sudden brief increase in activity.v.t.
3. to expel in a stream or jet; spout.n.
4. a sudden, forceful gush or jet.
5. a marked increase of activity or effort for a short period or distance.
[1560–70; of obscure orig.]
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|Noun||1.||spirt - the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid)|
spray - a jet of vapor
spritz - a quick squirt of some liquid (usually carbonated water)
|Verb||1.||spirt - gush forth in a sudden stream or jet; "water gushed forth"|
pump - flow intermittently
blow - spout moist air from the blowhole; "The whales blew"
whoosh - gush or squirt out; "Oil whooshed up when the drill hit the well"
pour - flow in a spurt; "Water poured all over the floor"
|2.||spirt - move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy|
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
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