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

  • transitive v. To squirt or spray (something) quickly.
  • n. A quick squirt or spray, as of carbonated water.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

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

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

Etymologies

Pennsylvania Dutch schpritze, from Middle High German sprützen, to spray; see sper- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Yiddish שפּריץ (shprits) (the noun) and שפּריצן (shpritsn) (the verb). (Wiktionary)

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