Meaning of SPRAY in English

SPRAY

I.

noun

1 drops of liquid

ADJECTIVE

▪ fine , light

▪ salt , sea

… OF SPRAY

▪ cloud , plume

The boat sent a cloud of ~ up behind it.

VERB + SPRAY

▪ send , send up , throw , throw up

SPRAY + VERB

▪ fly , fly up

Spray flew up onto the rocks.

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ of

a ~ of salt water

2 substance in a container, released as drops of liquid

ADJECTIVE

▪ bug ( AmE ), fly

▪ body , hair (usually hairspray ) , nasal

▪ cooking ( esp. AmE )

a casserole dish sprayed with non-stick cooking ~

▪ CS ( BrE ), pepper

The police used pepper ~ on demonstrators.

▪ aerosol , chemical

A boy died aged just 13 after inhaling aerosol ~.

VERB + SPRAY

▪ apply , use

SPRAY + NOUN

▪ bottle , can

▪ paint

II.

verb

Spray is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ cat , ↑ water

Spray is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ crop , ↑ fertilizer , ↑ graffiti , ↑ gunfire , ↑ paint , ↑ perfume , ↑ water

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .