spray

spray
spray1 [ spreı ] verb *
1. ) intransitive or transitive if you spray a liquid, or it sprays, it is forced out of a container through an opening into the air:
The fountain's cool water sprayed upward with a pleasant hiss.
Mansell stood on the podium and sprayed champagne into the air.
spray someone/something with something: I caught the kids next door spraying my dog with cold water!
spray something on/onto/over something: The chemical is sprayed onto the roof to weatherproof it.
a ) to spray crops or a large area of land with a chemical to kill insects:
Health officials have sprayed the areas where the virus was active.
Farmers have to apply for permits to spray from the air.
spray for: They're spraying for mosquitoes this weekend.
2. ) transitive to shoot a large number of bullets at something, covering a wide area:
spray someone/something with something: The men sprayed the vehicle with automatic gunfire.
3. ) intransitive or transitive if a cat sprays a particular area, it URINATES in many places around the area to show other cats that it lives there
spray
spray 2 [ spreı ] noun *
1. ) count a liquid product in a container that you use by pushing a button so that the liquid is forced out into the air:
Don't forget to pack the bug spray.
a spray bottle/can
2. ) count or uncount many small drops of water that are forced into the air together, for example from the ocean:
The cold spray from the rocks below stung her face.
The dog shook himself sending a spray of water into the air.
3. ) count a small branch with flowers or BERRIES on it, used for decoration:
fresh sprays of evergreen

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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