verb (used with or without object), noun
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of spurt
Examples from the Web for spirt
Jim Hake, founder of Spirt of America, said “word of mouth is the most powerful form of marketing you can get.”The Future of War and the Promise of ‘Smart Power’|Paula Szuchman|November 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
As far as I was concerned, there was nothing but the spirt of dust from the side of a long-suffering island.Wounds in the rain|Stephen Crane
In place of it comes a spirt of steam from the railway viaduct, and the whistle of an engine.
The word means to 'cause to spring or leap;' when applied to fluids, to spirt or sprinkle them.The Expositor's Bible|George Adam Smith
Word Origin for spurt
"to gush out, squirt," 1560s, variant of spirt, perhaps cognate with Middle High German spürzen "to spit," and sprützen "to squirt" (see sprout). The noun in this sense is attested from 1775.
"brief burst of activity," 1560s, variant of spirt "brief period of time" (1540s), of uncertain origin, perhaps somehow connected with spurt (v.).