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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 effectiveness of these growth modifications depends on skeletal maturity.5 Ruf and Pancherz who used the Herbst appliance for jaw growth modification therapy to correct mandibular deficiency the optimal time for growth modification was around the peak of the pubertal growth spurt.6
"Growth spurts were associated with increased sleep bout duration in boys compared with girls and increased number of sleep bouts in girls compared with boys," says Lampl.
Thus, the play dynamics (explicitly based on an aggregation approach for heterogeneous firms) captures the spurts commonly observed in aggregate hiring and firing or investment and disinvestment decisions.
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.
Many young dancers experience these imbalances during growth spurts, when they temporarily lose flexibility, strength, and balance.
For instance, if chemicals pollute surrounding seawater, the coral spurts out the zooxanthellae.
The Colonials, who trailed briefly, took control with two first-half spurts - both coming in the final minutes of each quarter.
Similar analyses of three smaller, more ancient tyrannosaur species indicate that those creatures--one of which grew to about 1,800 kg and two that reached only 1,000 kg as adults--also had 4-year-long growth spurts as teens.
Spurts of slashing phrase material riveted the eye.
Girls usually begin their growth spurts when they are between 11 1/2 and 12 1/2 years old, Dr.
Against that backdrop, the Crusaders grabbed the initiative with two spurts in the first half.
Brown's choreography comes in spurts of movement similar to sentences in a conversation: Kinetic phrases are juxtaposed with pauses or pedestrian-like walking.
For instance, because thermal fluctuations add instability to the nanojets, the tiny spurts break into droplets after going only about half as far as large-scale jets would go under corresponding conditions, Moseler says.
Even more telling, however, is the fact that your injuries started to crop up when most girls go through a growth spurt. Research shows that even slow growth spurts at your age can last a year or more, increasing the risk of injuries in areas such as the knee where strong tendons attach.