- 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[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). Word Origin Middle English (as a verb): imitative.
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//