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Definition of squirt verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    squirt

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//skwɜːt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skwɜːrt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they squirt
    BrE BrE//skwɜːt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skwɜːrt//
     
    he / she / it squirts
    BrE BrE//skwɜːts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skwɜːrts//
     
    past simple squirted
    BrE BrE//ˈskwɜːtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈskwɜːrtɪd//
     
    past participle squirted
    BrE BrE//ˈskwɜːtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈskwɜːrtɪd//
     
    -ing form squirting
    BrE BrE//ˈskwɜːtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈskwɜːrtɪŋ//
     
     
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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 metre. I desperately squirted water on the flames. (+ adv./prep.) When I cut the lemon, juice squirted in my eye.
  2. 2[transitive] to hit somebody/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).
  3. Word Origin Middle English (as a verb): imitative.
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