\ ˈsprits How to pronounce spritz (audio) , ˈshprits \
spritzed; spritzing; spritzes

Definition of spritz

intransitive verb

: to disperse or apply a spray

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Other Words from spritz

spritz noun

Examples of spritz in a Sentence

Make sure to spritz the plants with water every day. She spritzed her hair with hairspray.
Recent Examples on the Web In anticipation of those conditions, Dennis’ spritzing prepped Fields and his receivers for potentially slippery grips come game time. Nathan Baird, cleveland, "With rain forecast for Ohio State-Wisconsin football, how did the Buckeyes prepare?," 24 Oct. 2019 Waring emphasizes that clean air is absent of odors so spraying scented air freshener is more like spritzing a room with perfume than cleaning it of toxins. Sarah Gibbens, National Geographic, "Which houseplants should you buy to purify air? None of them.," 14 Nov. 2019 Mist indoor greens Because it’s hot and dry inside most homes in the winter, increase the lifespan of any sort of evergreen decoration by lightly spritzing the cut ends with water every few days, says Hunter. Arricca Elin Sansone, House Beautiful, "How to Keep Your Holiday Greenery Fresh," 31 Oct. 2019 Just spritz some cleaning fluid on the large wiping pad, then adhere the anchor pod on one corner of your window and attach the Winbot nearby. Ann Lien, House Beautiful, "The Hottest New Robot Cleaner Is for Your Windows, Not Your Floors," 10 Sep. 2019 The pink drink stayed trendy for a while, but then, last year, Aperol spritzes became the summer cocktail of choice. Olivia Harrison, refinery29.com, "8 Bartenders Predict On Cocktail Trends You'll Be Seeing Everywhere This Summer," 28 June 2019 Spider-Man’s webs, spritzed all over the five boroughs of New York City and hanging from every other lamppost, are the perfect metaphor for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, "‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ review: After the ‘Endgame,' Spidey takes a European vacation (and saves the world)," 27 June 2019 My friend Charlee serves up Aperol spritzes eight at a time — a phalanx of glasses, all filled to the brim with candy-peach liquid and chunky ice cubes. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "Inside the calculated race to create the next drink of summer," 17 July 2019 Rather than spritzing bug sprays and lighting torches and citronella candles, the Radius Zone 2.0 from Thermacell is a no-spray, scentless and DEET-free alternative to keeping mosquitoes away from your outdoor space. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "This Portable DEET-Free, No-Spray Mosquito Repellent Is on Sale Right Now," 15 July 2019

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First Known Use of spritz

1886, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for spritz

German spritzen to squirt, spray

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The first known use of spritz was in 1886

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2 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Spritz.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spritz. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of spritz

US : to spray (something) quickly with a small amount of liquid

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