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Definition of "growth spurt" []

  • A sudden growth in one's body, especially during adolescence. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "growth spurt" in a sentence
  • "In one study devoted to what has become known as the Pygmalion effect, the psychologist Robert Rosenthal told a group of teachers that he had identified a small number of children who were poised for a great intellectual growth spurt during the coming school year."
  • "When her final growth spurt hit late that summer, taking her from five-five (pretty tall for a gymnast even at that) to six foot in her stocking feet and built like a Vargas pinup, it thoroughly put an end to any possibility of ever competing again."
  • "With my decent swimming ability learned from Dad and my growth spurt over the previous winter, at age seventeen I was already a big six feet, one inch and 190 pounds but still a kid at heart."