/ (spɜːt) /
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a variant spelling of spurt
THINGAMABOB OR THINGUMMY: CAN YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE US AND UK TERMS IN THIS QUIZ?
Do you know the difference between everyday US and UK terminology? Test yourself with this quiz on words that differ across the Atlantic.
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Words nearby spirt
spirogyra, spiroid, spirometer, spironolactone, spiroplasma, spirt, spirula, spirulina, spiry, spissatus, spit
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How to use spirt in a sentence
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
Once a thrust from Shurin touched his cheek and made the blood spirt.Boris the Bear-Hunter|Fred Whishaw
The mixture in the retort should not be allowed to spirt over.
The signal is given, and seven hundred guns begin a conversation fit to make the blood spirt from your ears.The Napoleon of the People|Honore de Balzac
One spirt from the arm of a man when he is being bled sets every nerve to trembling, and sometimes sends me fainting to the floor.The Coward|Henry Morford
A slight spirt of water came through the regulating cock at the same instant, as if the dead cat had spit in his face.Under the Waves|R M Ballantyne