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  • n  the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
  • n  an utterance (of words) with spitting sounds (as in rage)
  • v  utter with a spitting sound, as if in a rage
  • v  spit up in an explosive manner

  • The treatments were unavailing, His Royal Highness continued to splutter.
  • There are sketches in it that sag considerably, and ideas that splutter.
  • Maybe I should say we lost opportunities," and then, noticing that I was about to splutter with indignation, he retracted his retraction.
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  • FLt20 Finals Day: Reviewing T20 Cricket in England, Ten Years on
    In the deep, dark depths of the mid 1990’s it was an oft made joke that England, the country that created cricket, were the worst Test nation in the world. Fast forward fifteen years and English cricket was again the butt of jokes as the board who founded the Twenty20 format — the ECB — saw their Friends Life t20 tournament splutter and choke along last season with very empty stands a bitterly ...
    Aug. 16, 2013 - Bleacher Report

  • Sir Malcolm Rifkind in Times Online
    I know his weaknesses,Sir Malcolm said. "He is a bully, he is arrogant. He has a voracious appetite for policy and detail but once you get inside that carapace and prick the balloon he begins to bluster and splutter."

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