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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To squirt or spray a liquid on (something).
  • transitive verb To squirt or spray (a liquid) on something.
  • noun A quick squirt or spray, as of carbonated water.

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  • noun A sprinkling or spray of liquid; a small amount of liquid.
  • verb To spray, sprinkle, or squirt lightly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb eject (a liquid) quickly
  • verb cover (a location) wholly or partially by squirting a liquid onto it
  • noun a quick squirt of some liquid (usually carbonated water)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Pennsylvania Dutch schpritze, from Middle High German sprützen, to spray; see sper- in Indo-European roots.]

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Yiddish שפּריץ (shprits) (the noun) and שפּריצן (shpritsn) (the verb).

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