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Definition of 'splutter'

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Example sentences containing 'splutter'

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This wakes you with coughing and spluttering. The Sun (2008)The man was coughing and spluttering when he was on the shore. Times, Sunday Times (2010)How bright and welcome the sun looked as he rose to the surface coughing and spluttering! Kenneth Grahame The Wind in the Willows (1908)The man was coughing and spluttering. The Sun (2010)Imagine the coughing and spluttering then. The Sun (2008)With the capital coughing and spluttering, it would be politically reckless for either to take time off. Times, Sunday Times (2010)When we can hear the engine spluttering and the axle creaking, the time has come to move. The Sun (2015)I became quite worried as his speech became more slurred and he began coughing and spluttering. The Sun (2011)I heard a spluttering noise from the plane. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Cue noises of spluttering outrage. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The engine spluttered and caught. Aldiss, Brian Somewhere East of Life (1994)Now both engines are spluttering. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It said the first sign of a problem would be the engine spluttering, possibly followed by a complete loss of power. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He had me spluttering with laughter all the way with his schoolboy comedy but left our German guest convinced that he was possibly deranged. Times, Sunday Times (2009)I can hear you spluttering but it's true. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Not a bit of it - we emerge, spluttering with laughter. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But he was still determined to return and steer City's spluttering season back on route. The Sun (2008)He finally spluttered into life when he scored twice against Hungary in the final group game here in Lyon. The Sun (2016)They were coughing and spluttering and were given gas masks by paramedics, who arrived in 15 ambulances and a helicopter. The Sun (2015)But I do know which ones won't leave you coughing and spluttering when you reach the checkout. The Sun (2011)And that means I'd spend my life spluttering to a halt at the side of the road. Times, Sunday Times (2006)

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Translations for 'splutter'

British English: splutter VERB
If someone splutters, they make short sounds and have difficulty speaking clearly, for example because they are embarrassed or angry.
'But it cannot be,' he spluttered.

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