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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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Luxury apartment buildings are spurting up all over the historical low-rise neighborhood.
Researchers at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago now report that PKG plays a dual role, first spurting platelet aggregation and then, only minutes later, limiting clot size.
Morris physicalizes the affront this cross-species romance presents by having Platte, magnificently sung by tenor Jean-Paul Fouchecourt, perambulate in lurching walks and stifflegged spurting jumps, while declaiming in comically mispronounced French.
Line's plastic-jug-as-camera gives added resonance to Donegan's vivid simulation of erotic abandon, Head, 1993, in which she pleasures a container spurting milk.
Glenn, now 17, replied: "It wasn't spurting out like that."
Julie: `Mark [her partner] was sat on the toilet and I came in with no clothes on and they started spurting everywhere.'
In another example of peculiar nanoscale effects, the spurting liquid becomes a plug.
A file folder with a jet of water spurting out of it, for example, might well have been interpreted as a reference to an outdoor fountain, but the predominant association was art historical - it seemed to reference in particular Duchamp's urinal.