The word sputtered is the past form of sputter in the first person singular. There are other translations for this conjugation.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to make popping sounds)
a. chisporrotear
Drake tried to start the car, and the engine sputtered for a moment and then shut off again.Drake trató de arrancar el carro, y el motor chisporroteó por un instante y después volvió a apagarse.
2. (to talk hastily)
a. farfullar
Jenny sputtered and protested saying, "but you said I could have an ice cream!"Jenny farfulló y protestó diciendo, "¡pero tú dijiste que podía tener un helado!"
3. (to spit)
a. escupir
Kevin choked and sputtered for a moment, and then the piece of food was suddenly launched from his mouth as if from a slingshot.Kevin se ahogó y escupió por un momento, y entonces el trozo de comida salió disparado de su boca como salido de una honda.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to say hastily)
a. farfullar
"You haven't seen the last of me!" sputtered the man as the police took him away."¡Esta no será la última vez que me ven!" farfulló el hombre mientras la policía se lo llevaba.
5. (to spit)
a. escupir
Charlie started coughing and didn't stop until he sputtered a pea.Charlie empezó a toser y no paró hasta que escupió un chícharo.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (fire, flame, candle)
a. crepitar
sputter [ˈspʌtəʳ]
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