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spraynoun

uk   /spreɪ/ us   /spreɪ/
  • 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.

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sprayverb [I or T, usually + adv/prep]

uk   /spreɪ/ us   /spreɪ/
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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(Definition of spray from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"spray" in American English

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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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