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Example sentences containing 'spray'

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They may be sprayed with chemicals to preserve their colour and quality during storage and transportation. Lashford, Stephanie The Residue Report - an action plan for safer food (1988)The ground was covered with sprays of flowers. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)Those who suffer all summer should try a steroid nasal spray. Times, Sunday Times (2008) Use the spray to define the muscles you already have. The Sun (2010)The wind filled the air with spray. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Spray on dry hair to give it some life. The Sun (2013)Does he use an insect spray or keep any under the kitchen sink? Randolph, Theron G. & Moss, Ralph W. (contributor) An Alternative Approach to Allergies (1990)Close the lid and use the garden hose to spray over the boot. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This one has sprays of dusky pink flowers with frilly edges. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It is sold as a powder which is made up and used just like a chemical spray. Stickland, Sue Planning the Organic Herb Garden (1986)You can also wear sprays to protect yourself. The Sun (2013)At lunch the nuns had spread white tablecloths and set out vases of autumn flowers and sprays of greenery. John Cornwell Seminary Boy (2006)We serve either sprayed with vinegar with a cup of sea urchin dip or with ice cream dressed in syrup. Times, Sunday Times (2012)With no legal pesticide for killing them, experts use liquid garlic sprays or chilli powder. The Sun (2014)Apparently with parties and spray tans to think about, that little detail escaped her tiny mind. The Sun (2007)But the really powerful scent is released when rain hits the dry ground and kicks up clouds of spores in a fine spray. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In the afternoon, we spray it with liquid fertiliser. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Preheat a frying pan on a medium heat and add either a spray of low-fat cooking oil or small amount of butter. The Sun (2015)

Synonyms of 'spray'

droplets, moisture, fine mist, drizzle
aerosol, sprinkler, nebulizer, atomizer
sprig, buttonhole, floral arrangement, branch

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Translations for 'spray'

British English: spray /spreɪ/ NOUN
Spray consists of a lot of small drops of water which are being splashed or forced into the air.
...the spray from the waterfall.
  • American English: spray
  • Arabic: رَشَّاش
  • Brazilian Portuguese: borrifo
  • Chinese: 喷雾
  • Croatian: sprej
  • Czech: drobné kapičky
  • Danish: spray
  • Dutch: spray
  • European Spanish: pulverizador
  • Finnish: suihke
  • French: vaporisateur
  • German: Spray
  • Greek: σπρέι
  • Italian: spruzzo
  • Japanese: 噴霧
  • Korean: 분무
  • Norwegian: spray
  • Polish: mgiełka
  • European Portuguese: borrifo
  • Romanian: strop
  • Russian: мелкие брызги
  • Spanish: pulverizador
  • Swedish: sprej
  • Thai: ละอองน้ำ
  • Turkish: serpinti
  • Ukrainian: спрей
  • Vietnamese: bụi nước
British English: spray /spreɪ/ VERB
If you spray drops of a liquid or small pieces of something somewhere, or if they spray somewhere, they cover a place or shower someone.
He sprayed aftershave on his cheeks.
  • American English: spray
  • Arabic: يَرُشُّ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: pulverizar
  • Chinese: 喷雾
  • Croatian: sprejati
  • Czech: stříkat
  • Danish: sprøjte
  • Dutch: spuiten
  • European Spanish: pulverizar
  • Finnish: ruiskuttaa
  • French: vaporiser
  • German: sprühen
  • Greek: ψεκάζω
  • Italian: spruzzare
  • Japanese: 噴霧する
  • Korean: 분무하다
  • Norwegian: spraye
  • Polish: rozpryskać
  • European Portuguese: pulverizar
  • Romanian: a pulveriza
  • Russian: распылять
  • Spanish: pulverizar
  • Swedish: spreja
  • Thai: พ่น
  • Turkish: püskürtmek
  • Ukrainian: розпилювати
  • Vietnamese: phun bụi nước

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