sputter

Definitions of sputter
1

v spit up in an explosive manner

Synonyms:
spit out, splutter
Type of:
cough out, cough up, expectorate, spit out, spit up
discharge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth

v utter with a spitting sound, as if in a rage

Synonyms:
splutter
Type of:
emit, let loose, let out, utter
express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)

v make an explosive sound

“sputter ing engines”
Type of:
pop
make a sharp explosive noise

v climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling

Synonyms:
clamber, scramble, shin, shinny, skin, struggle
Type of:
climb
move with difficulty, by grasping

v cause to undergo a process in which atoms are removed

“The solar wind protons must sputter away the surface atoms of the dust”
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

n the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively

Synonyms:
spatter, spattering, splatter, splattering, splutter, sputtering
Type of:
noise
sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)

n an utterance (of words) with spitting sounds (as in rage)

Synonyms:
splutter
Type of:
utterance, vocalization
the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication

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