verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of spurt
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OTHER WORDS FROM spurtspurter, nounspurtive, adjectivespur·tive·ly, adverboutspurt, verb (used with object)
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Example sentences from the Web for spurt
They have McGowin, who excelled in spurts after evolving from ineffective starter to slider-heavy reliever.The Nationals’ bullpen doesn’t need a makeover. But it could use another arm or two.|Jesse Dougherty|January 14, 2021|Washington Post
Founder and CEO Wayne Mackey described the funding as pre-emptive as the company experiences a growth spurt alongside the broader gaming industry.Gaming startup Statespace raises $29 million, tops 1.5 million MAUs|Jordan Crook|November 12, 2020|TechCrunch
It hasn’t been totally smooth sailing for Parler during the growth spurt — many people took to Twitter to vent that the app had been glitchy, a common issue growing tech companies face.‘Stop the Steal’ supporters, restrained by Facebook, turn to Parler to peddle false election claims|Elizabeth Dwoskin, Rachel Lerman|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
My goal is to continue to lead the DNC tech team and have that stability, have that continuity, make sure that we can start looking ahead to 2022, 2024, and that we’ve reversed sort of the trend around spurts and stops.Data should enfranchise people, says the Democrats’ head of technology|Tate Ryan-Mosley|October 23, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Their results suggest that even early animals had relatively complex genomes because of an unprecedented spurt of gene duplication early in life’s history.By Losing Genes, Life Often Evolved More Complexity|Viviane Callier|September 1, 2020|Quanta Magazine
The little sister brand to Marc Jacobs has gone through a difficult growth spurt over the past few years.Marc by Marc Jacobs Gets Its Cool Back at Fall/Winter 2014 New York Fashion Week|Erin Cunningham|February 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He also found it difficult to book roles because he experienced a huge growth spurt and was still in the process of filling out.Nicholas Hoult on ‘Warm Bodies,’ ‘X-Men,’ Jennifer Lawrence & More|Marlow Stern|February 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It has made people squirm and spurt out apologies, and it has made my face burn a darker red.
(Since then, he has gone through a growth spurt of a foot and 100 pounds).Aaron Rodgers: the NFL’s Best Quarterback of All Time|Allen Barra|January 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
That spurt in the private sector set the stage for his congressional career.
This made it necessary to put on a spurt to regain lost distance, but on such ground the speed was dangerous.Hunting the Lions|R.M. Ballantyne
But that sudden spurt of speed on the part of the gray sedan was a dead give-away.
With the next fellow as a goal, he gradually crept alongside, and passed him with a spurt.The Box-Car Children|Gertrude Chandler Warner
But the sight of a fireplace and plenty of dry wood ready to flame up at the spurt of a match heartened them somewhat.The Adventure Girls at K Bar O|Clair Blank
Plates are changed, corks pop, and from time to time a seltzogene gives a spurt and a cough.Mushroom Town|Oliver Onions