Definition of “squirt” - English Dictionary

“squirt” in British English

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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/

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.

(Definition of “squirt” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“squirt” in American English

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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)