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Noun sputter has 2 senses
  1. spatter, spattering, splatter, splattering, sputter, splutter, sputtering - the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively; "he heard a spatter of gunfire"
    --1 is a kind of noise
    Derived form: verb sputter1
  2. sputter, splutter - an utterance (of words) with spitting sounds (as in rage)
    --2 is a kind of utterance, vocalization
    Derived form: verb sputter4
Verb sputter has 5 senses
  1. sputter - make an explosive sound; "sputtering engines"
    --1 is one way to
    Derived forms: noun sputter1, noun sputtering1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  2. sputter - cause to undergo a process in which atoms are removed; "The solar wind protons must sputter away the surface atoms of the dust"
    --2 is one way to
    change, alter, modify
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  3. clamber, scramble, shin, shinny, skin, struggle, sputter - climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
    --3 is one way to climb
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
  4. sputter, splutter - utter with a spitting sound, as if in a rage
    --4 is one way to utter, emit, let out, let loose
    Derived form: noun sputter2
    Sample sentences:
    Cars sputter in the streets
    The streets sputter with cars
  5. splutter, sputter, spit out - spit up in an explosive manner
    --5 is one way to expectorate, cough up, cough out, spit up, spit out
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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