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noun [countable]     spurt pronunciation in British English
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  1. 2
    a sudden increase in something, for example speed or development

    Many children have a growth spurt (=a period when they grow more quickly) in their teens.

    put a spurt on (=suddenly start to run or do something much faster than before):

    She put a spurt on and reached the gate before him.

  2. 3
    a sudden short period when you feel an emotion strongly




to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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