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Meaning of sputter

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: the noise of something spattering or sputtering
           explosively; "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}]
      v 1: make an explosive sound; "sputtering engines"
      2: cause to undergo a process in which atoms are removed; "The
         solar wind protons must sputter away the surface atoms of the
      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},
      5: spit up in an explosive manner [syn: {splutter}, {sputter},
         {spit out}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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