ETYM Cf. Swed. spruta a squirt, a syringe. Related to Spout.
An opening that allows the passage of liquids or grain.
1. To gush with violence, or in a jet, as a liquid through a narrow orifice, or from a spout
2. To eject water or liquid in a jet or spray.
3. To utter a speech, especially in a pompous manner.