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Vox populi A surge or abrupt ↑ in the size or speed of a thing. See Fat spurt, Growth spurt.
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Glenn, now 17, replied: "It wasn't spurting out like that.
Lyndon said: ``We want to show the world how a game can be great, clean fun, without any blood spurting or needless violence, and still receive worldwide publicity and acceptance.
In another example of peculiar nanoscale effects, the spurting liquid becomes a plug.
Water spurting out of a damaged hydrant in Cardiff city centre yesterday
Developers cultivating the large-scale, environmentally friendly buildings spurting up all over Manhattan may be tapping into more than one type of green.
But he gets pulled back in (the hysterics in ``The Godfather: Part III''), and the movie degenerates into a comic opera of bad acting, spurting blood and slow-motion violence.