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English definition of “spray”

spray

verb [I/T] (FORCE OUT LIQUID)   /spreɪ/
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 .
(Definition of spray verb (FORCE OUT LIQUID) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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