to eject liquid in a jet from a narrow orifice: The hose squirted all over us.
to eject a spurt of liquid: The lemon squirted in my eye.
to cause (liquid or a viscous substance) to spurt or issue in a jet, as from a narrow orifice: Squirt the water over that way!
to wet or bespatter with a liquid or viscous substance so ejected: to squirt someone with a hose.
the act of squirting.
a spurt or jetlike stream, as of water.
a small quantity of liquid or viscous substance squirted: Put a squirt of chocolate sauce on my ice cream.
a youngster, especially a meddlesome or impudent one.
a short person.
an insignificant, self-assertive person, especially one who is small or young.
an instrument for squirting, as a syringe.
Usually squirts. Dialect. diarrhea.
- squirter, noun
- squirt·ing·ly, adverb
- un·squirt·ed, adjective
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How to use squirt in a sentence
The layers were presoaked, but for good measure, Ruiz fired off a few more squirts of lukewarm water into both the jacket and shorts.Can Zapping Your Muscles Enhance Strength Training? | syadron | August 7, 2021 | Outside Online
Mar de Viñas Albariño 2020Val do Salnés, Rías Baixas, Spain, $19Citrusy, with a hint of salinity from the ocean breeze off the Atlantic, this wine brightens your palate the way a squirt of lemon lifts the flavors of any dish.This crisp pinot grigio stands out in the crowd at only $12 | Dave McIntyre | May 14, 2021 | Washington Post
My 3-year-old sanitized his doll’s hands with an imaginary squirt of Purell after each outing to the backyard.Covid has invaded our kids’ pretend play. Experts say it’s a good thing. | Julia Pelly | November 23, 2020 | Washington Post
Cañestro thought that Oikopleura had perhaps retained simpler, more ancestral features than other sea squirts and could be a guide to what they had evolved from.By Losing Genes, Life Often Evolved More Complexity | Viviane Callier | September 1, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
When Cristian Cañestro set out in the early 2000s to study how animals with brains and backbones evolved, he picked a sea squirt called Oikopleura as a useful subject.By Losing Genes, Life Often Evolved More Complexity | Viviane Callier | September 1, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
Spam, squirt guns, earthworms, pirate costumes—stuff like that.
His only options: slap a GPS tracker on the little squirt or buy him a cellphone.New VivoPlay Wristwatch Helps Parents Keep Track of Wayward Kids | Winston Ross | January 9, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The song also happened to call his opponent, incumbent Martin Van Buren, a “little squirt wirt wirt.”The Strange History of Political Campaign Songs (VIDEO) | Kevin Fallon | October 24, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Skaters squirt each other with bottled water and do tricks on the subway stairs.Moira Johnston Goes Topless in N.Y.C. to Raise Awareness of the Right to a Bare Chest | Lizzie Crocker | July 29, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
“Secret Service officers huddled in the guard booth” until the official beekeeper took the bees down with a squirt bottle.
Porky pulled out his check-book and begun to scribble with one of them squirt-gun pens.Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher | Eleanor Gates
I'll learn you to leave junk in my way, you greenhorn squirt!The Planet Strappers | Raymond Zinke Gallun
It is also advisable to squirt distillate up into the case through the opening where the strainer has been removed.Aviation Engines | Victor Wilfred Pag
He grasped the oil can and, in order to test the efficacy of its squirt, shot a generous stream down Captain Scraggs's collar.Captain Scraggs | Peter B. Kyne
They could squirt full ten feet before the wind, as appeared by the marks of the drops on the sand.Cape Cod | Henry D. Thoreau
British Dictionary definitions for squirt
to force (a liquid) or (of a liquid) to be forced out of a narrow opening
(tr) to cover or spatter with liquid so ejected
a jet or amount of liquid so ejected
the act or an instance of squirting
an instrument used for squirting
a person regarded as insignificant or contemptible
a short person
- squirter, noun
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