Spurt


Spurt
Spurt Spurt (sp[^u]rt), n. [Cf. Icel. sprettr a spurt, spring, run, spretta to spirt, spring.] A sudden and energetic effort, as in an emergency; an increased exertion for a brief space. [1913 Webster]

The long, steady sweep of the so-called ``paddle'' tried him almost as much as the breathless strain of the spurt. --T. Hughes. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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