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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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And lo, there spurted into his face all at once a cry of pain, and two curses and twenty bad invectives, so that in his fright he raised his stick and also struck the trodden one.
The talk spurted up again here and there, for a minute or two at a time; but there was a miserable lack of life and sparkle in it.
Trekking from room to room was rife with peril - gravity shifted; heck, reality shifted; blood spurted copiously.