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  1. sputter

    • IPA[ˈspədər]

    美式

    • v.
      make a series of soft explosive sounds, typically when being heated or as a symptom of a fault;speak in a series of incoherent bursts as a result of indignation or some other strong emotion
    • n.
      a series of soft explosive sounds, typically produced by an engine or by something heating or burning
    • verb: sputter, 3rd person present: sputters, gerund or present participle: sputtering, past tense: sputtered, past participle: sputtered

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. make a series of soft explosive sounds, typically when being heated or as a symptom of a fault the engine sputtered and stopped
    • speak in a series of incoherent bursts as a result of indignation or some other strong emotion “But … but …” she sputtered
    • emit with a spitting sound the goose is in the oven, sputtering fat
    • proceed or develop in a spasmodic and feeble way strikes in the public services sputtered on
    • 2. deposit (metal) on a surface by using fast ions to eject particles of it from a target.
    • cover (a surface) with metal by sputter method.

    名詞

    • 1. a series of soft explosive sounds, typically produced by an engine or by something heating or burning the sputter of the motor died away
    • 更多解釋
    • IPA[ˈspʌtə]

    英式

    • v.
      make a series of soft explosive or spitting sounds: the engine sputtered and stopped
    • n.
      a series of soft explosive or spitting sounds: the sputter of the motor died away

    Oxford Dictionary