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Definition of squirt verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they squirt
    he / she / it squirts
    past simple squirted
    -ing form squirting
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] to force liquid, gas, etc. in a thin fast stream through a narrow opening; to be forced out of a narrow opening in this way synonym spurt squirt something (+ adv./prep.) The snake can squirt poison from a distance of a yard. I desperately squirted water on the flames. (+ adv./prep.) When I cut the lemon, juice squirted in my eye.
  2. 2[transitive] to hit someone or something with a stream of water, gas, etc. synonym spray squirt somebody/something (with something) The children were squirting each other with water from the hose. squirt something (at somebody) He squirted a water pistol at me (= made the water come out of it).
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