Meaning of SPRAY in English

SPRAY

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

body spray

pepper spray

plume of smoke/dust/gas/spray etc

A black plume of smoke rose above the city.

spray bullets (= fire a lot of bullets )

The soldier lifted the machine gun and sprayed bullets through the trees.

spray can

spray gun

spray paint (= send paint out from a container in a stream of very small drops )

Vandals had sprayed paint all over the walls.

spray paint

spray tan

spray yourself with perfume

Jody sprayed herself with some of her mother’s perfume.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

on

The supplements are sprayed on to the surface of the rice grains.

For the outside walls, he used cinder-block masonry, with a patented concrete stucco sprayed on .

Some surgeons may prefer the wound to be inspected after 48 hours and redressed, or a protective plastic skin sprayed on .

Simply spray on to damp hair that has been lightly towel-dried and comb through.

There are also professionally-applied textured coatings which are sprayed on , and should last for 10 years or more.

then

It is then sprayed with water, for which an ordinary hand-held plant sprayer is ideal.

Baldwin then sprays the shaving cream on the window and smears it to obstruct any view of his home.

Spray on woodworm fluid following the manufacturer's advice, and replace the boards and then spray the top surface.

Timothy and Tafler then spray foam at the fuming Frank, and it soon covers the entire stage.

■ NOUN

crop

The land is ploughed and then the seed is sown, the crop sprayed , the harvest taken, and so on.

Our crops are sprayed with pesticides, some of which are also classified as EDCs.

Organically farmed crops are not sprayed with any chemical pesticides and are not treated with nitrogen, potassium or phosphate fertilisers.

paint

We can't blame them that vandals spray paint on the walls.

pesticide

Avoid spraying your plants with pesticides , grow plants that encourage beneficial insects such as carrots, parsley, parsnips and nettles.

If the food market expands, they reason, it could reduce the need to spray crops with harmful pesticides .

Dead birds are found almost every morning after greenkeepers have sprayed pesticide at night.

Our crops are sprayed with pesticides , some of which are also classified as EDCs.

Organically farmed crops are not sprayed with any chemical pesticides and are not treated with nitrogen, potassium or phosphate fertilisers.

plant

These plants haven't been sprayed with a single chemical.

I prepared the soil with humus, watered the plants and sprayed with a garlic solution to deter bugs.

Go to the plant pot and spray it, then jump off the ledge.

If it happens again next year with new plants , spray them with something like Benlate + Activex 2.

water

It is then sprayed with water , for which an ordinary hand-held plant sprayer is ideal.

If it begins to dry out, spray it with water .

We wondered who provided these guns and gases, and the smart armoured vehicles that sprayed hot water .

Each day she pulled muslin tarpaulins from sculptures and sprayed them with water to keep them wet and workable.

They entered and sprayed it out with water .

A skinny blond in a blue-and-white-striped bikini sprayed himself with water from a plastic plant-mister.

His face had gone very red and looked as if it had been sprayed with water .

Here a vertical section is being sprayed with water prior to recording by photography and drawing.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

styling products/mousse/spray etc

By Bryan at Rare Moods Add body and volume to fine hair with styling products and back-combing.

Choose styling products formulated to give a natural-looking hold for casual styling.

Look out for two great new styling products from Sebastian, the range favoured by professionals nationwide.

To create a textured separated look with movement, use about a rounded tablespoon of styling mousse, as shown. 3.

To create great styles from one cut, you need versatile styling products.

Whichever curling method you choose, styling products are invaluable for setting hair beautifully.

You can do this by using different after shaves and mouthwashes, and putting different styling products in your hair.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Best filed a complaint saying the officers sprayed him with Mace, urinated near his car and flattened his tires.

He shook his head, spraying drops over the room, over his clothes discarded on the floor.

I like to spray it around.

Lime sprayed on to the surrounding hillsides neutralized the acidity, but risked disrupting wetland ecology.

Saute remaining 2 cloves garlic in skillet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray until tender, about 1 minute.

We sprayed a few rounds their way and they made even more noise going back.

You want to add more magazines to the assault weapons so they can spray and kill even more people.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

fine

Silvikrin Pumping Spray acts like an aerosol but uses pressurised air to deliver a fine , concentrated spray .

It was, in fact, a fine mist of spray still being ripped from the sea by the gale.

The room was filled with fine sprays of blood until he got it sewed up.

nasal

Half then used a nasal spray for a further 10 days, while half used a placebo spray.

salt

Holm oak and tamarisk withstand the wind and salt spray and give shelter to the birds.

Anders caught a bucketful of salmon, and I caught a chill in the salt spray .

This community occurs on maritime cliffs within reach of salt spray .

I stuck it on with silicone sealant glue and it is unaffected by salt spray or moderate heat.

small

Previously, large drums would have to be lifted and paint poured into the much smaller spray jug - rather cumbersome.

The leaves are small sprays of silverweed, interspersed with little stems of forget-me-not.

The triangular mesh vent on the inner roof let a small spray of rain in but not enough to really worry about.

Facing page: As well as pressing lily of the valley flowers individually, you can also press them in small sprays .

white

Perhaps swollen by rain, the river rushed into the sea in a torrent of white foam and spray .

■ NOUN

aerosol

When I kill cockroaches using an aerosol spray , they invariably die belly-up.

If neither solution is practical, try burning a joss-stick or invest in a large aerosol spray .

Fly produced an aerosol spray and cleaned the clear glass lenses for me.

body

Now he is more likely to ask for a body spray or shower gel.

can

One example demonstrated at a news conference would require spray cans to be plugged in.

hair

That and lots and lots of hair spray .

The aerosol in a bottle of hair spray can induce a fast, powerful high.

pattern

Automatically changing spray patterns can be achieved by means of a device which can be attached to the pump.

This is a tubular ring with five or more adjustable jets which can provide varying spray patterns .

pepper

In Internet chat rooms, backpackers debate carrying guns and pepper spray .

After police used pepper spray to subdue the man, paramedics were called because he was having difficulty breathing, police reported.

The fights in Seattle were broken up with pepper spray when as many as 4,000 people crowded into the streets.

The protesters have also filed a federal lawsuit seeking damages and an injunction against certain uses of pepper spray .

The medical examiner has not said whether pepper spray was responsible.

Donaldo Arauz, 35, did not drop his weapon even after he was sprayed with pepper spray and hit with batons.

A city task force has recommended that pepper spray be banned.

I might have to use the pepper spray .

■ VERB

carry

In Internet chat rooms, backpackers debate carrying guns and pepper spray .

He wore a white uniform and carried a spray can of poison with a long wand.

California law allows residents to carry the spray , and city officials said state law would take precedence.

use

When I kill cockroaches using an aerosol spray , they invariably die belly-up.

After police used pepper spray to subdue the man, paramedics were called because he was having difficulty breathing, police reported.

Half then used a nasal spray for a further 10 days, while half used a placebo spray.

The officers used a chemical spray called Capstun on Hernandez when he resisted and pointed a toy pistol at them.

Half then used a nasal spray for a further 10 days, while half used a placebo spray.

Some recipes called for using spray oil on the baking sheet.

After 60 days, the children used the same spray for another ten days.

I might have to use the pepper spray .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

During the storm, spray from the waves reached houses half a mile inland.

Use pump sprays instead of aerosol sprays.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Approximately ten minutes after the fourth spray , the bread should turn a light golden color.

Granules, seed treatment, bait sprays or selective placement may be better than an overall spray.

It sort of humped up in the middle, sucking water with it, shrugging sprays of water from its wavy edges!

Pepper spray has been linked to the deaths of 39 people in California and 80 people across the country.

The example shown here is not a traditional botanical picture, but more a natural spray or group.

The Second Battle of Niagara Our dreams exceeding by thy bounteous spray .

These days, everyone wishes to avoid wasting money on sprays that may not be cost effective.

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