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spraynoun

 us   /spreɪ/

spray noun (LIQUID)

[C/U] a mass of very small drops of liquid forced through the air, or a container from which small drops of liquid are forced out: [U] As the waves crashed over the rocks, some of the ocean spray reached them where they stood. [C] When my nose is stuffy, I use a nasal spray.

spray noun (FLOWERS)

[C] a single, small branch or stem with leaves and flowers on it, or a small arrangement of cut flowers: On the table was a spray of fresh flowers.

sprayverb [I/T]

 us   /spreɪ/

spray verb [I/T] (FORCE OUT LIQUID)

to put a mass of small drops of liquid on someone or something or into the air, or to flow out of a container in a mass of small drops: [T] Store employees offer to spray you with perfume. [T] fig. They were sprayed with flying glass from the shattered windows.
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