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squirtverb [I/T]

us   /skwɜrt/
to quickly force a liquid out of something, or of liquids to flow through a narrow opening: [T] Squirt lemon juice 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 narrow opening: A squirt of glue should fix it.
infml A squirt is also a small person you consider unimportant.
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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squirtverb

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.

squirtnoun [C]

uk   /skwɜːt/ us   /skwɝːt/
(Definition of squirt from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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