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Meaning of “squirt” in the English Dictionary

"squirt" in British English

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squirtverb

uk   /skwɜːt/  us   /skwɝːt/
[I or T, usually + adv/prep] (to ​force a ​liquid) to ​flow out through a ​narrowopening in a ​faststream: He squirted some ​tomatosauce on his ​burger. There was a ​leak in one of the ​pipes and ​water was squirting out all over the ​kitchenfloor. [T] to ​hit someone or something with a ​liquid or ​gas: She was squirting the ​neighbours with a ​waterpistol.

squirtnoun [C]

uk   /skwɜːt/  us   /skwɝːt/
  • squirt noun [C] (LIQUID)

an ​amount of ​liquid or ​gas that is squirted out: The ​door should ​stopsqueakingonce I've given it a few squirts of ​oil.
(Definition of squirt from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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squirtverb [I/T]

 us   /skwɜrt/
to ​quicklyforce a ​liquid out of something, or of ​liquids to ​flow through a ​narrowopening: [T] Squirt ​lemonjuice on the ​clams and ​enjoy them. [I] fig. The ​ball squirted ​free (= moved ​quickly away) and ​bounced out of ​bounds.

squirtnoun [C]

 us   /skwɜrt/
an ​amount of ​liquid that is ​forced to ​flow out through a ​narrowopening: A squirt of ​glue should ​fix it. infml A squirt is also a ​smallperson you ​considerunimportant.Note: This use is usually intended to be insulting.
(Definition of squirt from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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