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English definition of “spray”

spray

verb [I or T, usually + adv/prep]     /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.Movement of liquids
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