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squirt

verb uk   /skwɜːt/ us    /skwɝːt/
[I or T, usually + adv/prep] (to force a liquid) to flow out through a narrow opening in a fast stream: He squirted some tomato sauce on his burger. There was a leak in one of the pipes and water was squirting out all over the kitchen floor. [T] to hit someone or something with a liquid or gas: She was squirting the neighbours with a water pistol.

squirt

noun [C] uk   /skwɜːt/ us    /skwɝːt/

squirt noun [C] (LIQUID)

an amount of liquid or gas that is squirted out: The door should stop squeaking once I've given it a few squirts of oil.

squirt noun [C] (PERSON)

old-fashioned a young or small person who you do not consider to be important and who has behaved rudely towards you: I caught my neighbour's son writing graffiti on our wall, the little squirt.
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