spurt

Things that spurt gush, stream, or flow rapidly. If you laugh too hard while drinking a Coke, soda might spurt out of your nose. Ouch!

Spurt is also a noun: "A spurt of water erupted from the hole in the water balloon before she had a chance to throw it." Though a jet of liquid is usually what spurts, the word is also used for quick bursts of speed, like a race car that spurts forward suddenly, winning at the last second. The origin of spurt isn't certain, but it may be related to the German spürzen, "to spit" and sprützen, "to squirt."

Definitions of spurt
1

v gush forth in a sudden stream or jet

Synonyms:
gush, spirt, spout
Types:
pump
flow intermittently
blow
spout moist air from the blowhole
whoosh
gush or squirt out
Type of:
pour
flow in a spurt

v move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy

Synonyms:
forge, spirt
Type of:
go, locomote, move, travel
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

n the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid)

Synonyms:
jet, spirt, squirt
Types:
spray
a jet of vapor
spritz
a quick squirt of some liquid (usually carbonated water)
Type of:
discharge, outpouring, run
the pouring forth of a fluid

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