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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sput·ter /ˈspʌtɚ/
 噴濺聲,劈啪聲,咕噥,急語(vi.)唾沫飛濺,急忙地講,發劈啪聲(vt.)噴出

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sput·ter, v. t. To spit out hastily by quick, successive efforts, with a spluttering sound; to utter hastily and confusedly, without control over the organs of speech.
    In the midst of caresses, and without the least pretended incitement, to sputter out the basest accusations.   --Swift.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sput·ter, n. Moist matter thrown out in small detached particles; also, confused and hasty speech.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sput·ter v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sputtered p. pr. & vb. n. Sputtering.]
 1. To spit, or to emit saliva from the mouth in small, scattered portions, as in rapid speaking.
 2. To utter words hastily and indistinctly; to speak so rapidly as to emit saliva.
    They could neither of them speak their rage, and so fell a sputtering at one another, like two roasting apples.   --Congreve.
 3. To throw out anything, as little jets of steam, with a noise like that made by one sputtering.
    Like the green wood . . . sputtering in the flame.   --Dryden.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 sputter
      n 1: the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively;
           "he heard a spatter of gunfire" [syn: spatter, spattering,
            splatter, splattering, splutter, sputtering]
      2: an utterance (of words) with spitting sounds (as in rage)
         [syn: splutter]
      v 1: make an explosive sound; "sputtering engines"
      2: cause to undergo a process in which atoms are removed; "The
         solar wind protons must sputter away the surface atoms of
         the dust"
      3: climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling [syn: clamber, scramble,
          shin, shinny, skin, struggle]
      4: utter with a spitting sound, as if in a rage [syn: splutter]
      5: spit up in an explosive manner [syn: splutter, spit out]