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spray

noun uk   /spreɪ/ us  

spray noun (LIQUID)

[U] a mass of very small drops of liquid carried in the air: Can you feel the spray from the sea/waterfall? B2 [C] a liquid that is forced out of a special container under pressure so that it becomes a mass of small liquid drops like a cloud: a quick spray of perfume/polish B2 [C] a mass of small drops of liquid spread onto plants and crops, etc. from a special piece of equipment, or the piece of equipment itself: Farmers use a lot of chemical sprays on crops.

spray noun (FLOWERS)

[C] a single small branch or stem with leaves and flowers on it: All the wedding guests wore sprays of carnations.

spray

verb [I or T, usually + adv/prep] uk   /spreɪ/ us  
B2 to spread liquid in small drops over an area: She sprayed herself with perfume. Vandals had sprayed graffiti on the wall. The pipe burst and water was spraying everywhere.figurative Rush hour commuters were sprayed with bullets by a gunman in a car.
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