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spurt out of (something)

1. To erupt or burst forth from something all at once or very quickly. He started to laugh and milk spurted out of his mouth. You need to make sure this is sealed tight so oil doesn't spurt out of the motor while the machine is running.
2. To eject or spew some liquid out something all at once or very quickly. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "spurt" and "out." The kettle spurted steam out of its spout when the water began to boil. We took turns spurting water out of our mouths to see who could do it the farthest.
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spurt out

1. To erupt or burst forth (from something) all at once or very quickly. He started to laugh and water spurted out of his mouth. You need to make sure this is sealed tight so oil doesn't spurt out while the machine is running.
2. To eject or spew out some liquid (from something) all at once or very quickly. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "spurt" and "out." The spout of the kettle started spurting out steam as the water inside began to boil. The geyser began spurting boiling-hot water out into the air.
3. To say something very quickly or abruptly. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "spurt" and "out." I was so embarrassed that I just spurted out an apology and ran out of the room. I hate having to keep a secret. I always feel like I'll end up spurting it out at any moment.
See also: out, spurt

spurt out (of someone or something)

 and spurt (out) (from someone or something)
to squirt out of someone or something; to erupt in a stream out of someone or something. Hot lava spurted out of the volcano. Hot lava spurted out from the volcano. The blood spurted out from Walter where he had been slashed. Blood spurted from the wound. The fountain had a carved fish with water spurting from its mouth.
See also: out, spurt

spurt something out

to eject something in a stream. The octopus spurted its ink out as the scuba diver approached it. It spurted out all its ink.
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The objective of this study was to determine the mean chronological age at pubertal spurt and frequency of peak pubertal spurt assessed by CVM in a sample attending orthodontic clinic.
0]) located on the upward leading (right) spurt line, a decrease in the independent variable, e, results in entering the play area AG, resulting in a weak play reaction.
Acceleration of food intake does not necessarily correspond to growth and may precede or follow the adolescent growth spurt, resulting in altered intake of food contaminants on a body weight basis.
There's no known neurohormonal mechanism that would account for the stimulant-associated growth delay or subsequent growth spurt once the drugs are discontinued.
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After that, most children grow two to three inches a year until it's time for their "growth spurt.
Girls usually undergo their peak growth spurt around 11 to 12 years of age, with an average height gain of 3.
Energy activity remained sluggish, but there was a spurt of new drilling in the fourth quarter as exploration firms took advantage of expiring tax credits for coal-seam gas.
Another spurt in growth followed an easing of mortgage rates.
Indiana finished the first quarter on an 8-3 spurt to make it 31-21.
The aim of the present study was to find the puberty growth spurt age in local population for diagnostic and optimum treatment planning issues.
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The most detailed portrait ever taken of the radiation left over from the Big Bang provides fresh evidence that the universe began with a tremendous growth spurt, expanding from subatomic scales to the size of a grapefruit in less than a trillionth of a second.
Over the last two years, the company has realized a 65-per-cent revenue growth spurt thanks largely to an insatiable consumer appetite for teak root benches, tables, carvings and display units.