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sputter

noun

1 sputter

The noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively.

synonyms: spatter, spattering, splatter, splattering, splutter, sputtering.

Dutch: gesputter



2 sputter

An utterance (of words) with spitting sounds (as in rage).

synonym: splutter.

verb

1 sputter

Make an explosive sound.

Roget 70: be discontinuous etc. adj.; alternate, intermit, sputter, stop and start, hesitate.    discontinue, pause, interrupt; intervene; break, ... show more

Roget 348: flow, run; meander; gush, pour, spout, roll, jet, well, issue; drop, drip, dribble, plash, ... show more

2 sputter

Cause to undergo a process in which atoms are removed.

3 sputter

Climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling.

synonyms: clamber, scramble, shin, shinny, skin, struggle.

4 sputter

Utter with a spitting sound, as if in a rage.

synonym: splutter.

Roget 297: give exit, give vent to; let out, give out, pour out, squeeze out, send out; dispatch, despatch; exhale, excern, excrete; embogue; secrete, ... show more

Roget 583: stammer, stutter, hesitate, falter, hammer; balbutiate, balbucinate, haw, hum and haw, be unable to put two words together.    mumble, mutter; maud, mauder; ... show more

5 sputter

Spit up in an explosive manner.

synonyms: spit out, splutter.


Moby thesaurus: assibilate, assibilation, barrage, beat, beat a ruffle, beat a tattoo, beating, bicker, blubber, bluff, bluster, bluster and bluff, blustering, boastfulness, bounce, brag, bravado, bully, bullying, bustle ... show more.

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