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spurt

Vox populi A surge or abrupt ↑ in the size or speed of a thing. See Fat spurt, Growth spurt.
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Longitudinal data are important for quantitation of the growth spurt as a rate or velocity (60).
Ann Allen, convener of the Church of Scotland's Board of Social Responsibility, also attacked Spurt.
For girls, this growth spurt starts at about nine and a half years of age.
According to the simplest model of inflation, the universe didn't balloon at a constant rate during the early growth spurt.
We see this as the beginning of a major growth spurt for the campus, as we plan for continued growth in enrollment, as well as demand for both undergraduate and graduate housing.
Unfortunately, there's no clear answer While the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science has recommended making dance classes less physically stressful for dancers during the adolescent growth spurt [see Presstime News, Dance Magazine, April, page 37], I don't know of any dance schools that have eliminated stressful movements to the knees, such as grand plies.
In the event of an economic spurt, that amount of infused liquidity could have inflationary consequences.
Now, a position paper titled "The Challenge of the Adolescent Dancer" gives a comprehensive overview of the physiological changes that occur during an adolescent growth spurt.
In February, when contracting for public works projects steadied, a spurt of electric utility projects helped boost total nonbuilding construction contracting another 4 percent.
Music subscription and download revenue has been growing at the most robust rates, including a 397% spurt in 2004 and another 154% in 2005.
A NEWLY-discovered galaxy once had a growth spurt just like gangly footballer Peter Crouch, say scientists.