Search Result for "sputter":
1. the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively;
- Example: "he heard a spatter of gunfire"
[syn: spatter, spattering, splatter, splattering, sputter, splutter, sputtering]
2. an utterance (of words) with spitting sounds (as in rage);
[syn: sputter, splutter]
1. make an explosive sound;
- Example: "sputtering engines"
2. cause to undergo a process in which atoms are removed;
- Example: "The solar wind protons must sputter away the surface atoms of the dust"
3. climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling;
[syn: clamber, scramble, shin, shinny, skin, struggle, sputter]
4. utter with a spitting sound, as if in a rage;
[syn: sputter, splutter]
5. spit up in an explosive manner;
[syn: splutter, sputter, spit out]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Sputter \Sput"ter\, v. t. To spit out hastily by quick, successive efforts, with a spluttering sound; to utter hastily and confusedly, without control over the organs of speech. [1913 Webster] In the midst of caresses, and without the least pretended incitement, to sputter out the basest accusations. --Swift. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Sputter \Sput"ter\ (sp[u^]t"t[~e]r), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sputtered (-t[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Sputtering.] [From the root of spout or spit to eject from the mouth. Cf. Splutter.] 1. To spit, or to emit saliva from the mouth in small, scattered portions, as in rapid speaking. [1913 Webster] 2. To utter words hastily and indistinctly; to speak so rapidly as to emit saliva. [1913 Webster] They could neither of them speak their rage, and so fell a sputtering at one another, like two roasting apples. --Congreve. [1913 Webster] 3. To throw out anything, as little jets of steam, with a noise like that made by one sputtering. [1913 Webster] Like the green wood . . . sputtering in the flame. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Sputter \Sput"ter\, n. Moist matter thrown out in small detached particles; also, confused and hasty speech. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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