\ 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.

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At Los Angeles’s Providence, chef Michael Cimarusti keeps a hairy-looking seaweed called Red Ogo in a lobster tank and spritzes it with lemon juice to accompany fish crudo. Tamar Adler, Vogue, "Is Seaweed the Perfect Food?," 15 Feb. 2019 Unlike using a brush or your fingers to smooth flyaways after spritzing them, a metal can has a totally smooth, friction-free surface that won't disrupt your hairstyle. Alex Warner, Marie Claire, "Brie Larson's Hairstylist Used a Brilliant Trick to Hide Her Flyaways," 24 Apr. 2018 Mistake #6: Immediately rubbing it in after spritzing it on. Sam Escobar, Good Housekeeping, "7 Mistakes You Make Using Dry Shampoo," 31 July 2015 Simply spritz up to five dry-clean-only garments with the the spray, zip them into the bag with one of the cleaning cloths, and pop the bag into the dryer. Michele Petry, House Beautiful, "Save Hundreds in Dry-Cleaning Bills With This At-Home Laundry Trick," 2 Apr. 2019 For the glass, Forte recommends spritzing on a glass or grease-cutting multi-purpose cleaner, like Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner ($15, amazon.com) and scrubbing it with a non-abrasive scrubbing pad. Lauren Smith, Good Housekeeping, "How to Quickly Clean Your Oven," 26 Oct. 2017 By night, Kevin Peterson and Jane Larson turn their fragrance shop, Sfumato, into a cocktail lounge called Castalia, where each drink is served on a napkin spritzed with one of the husband-and-wife duo’s custom scents. Julia Bainbridge, WSJ, "What Do You Call a Bar Without Booze?," 23 Jan. 2019 The wrists and neck are no-brainers, but try spritzing your ankles and behind the knees, too, so the scent rises. Alexandra Tunell, Harper's BAZAAR, "#BeautySchool: How to Make Your Perfume Last," 19 Jan. 2015 Whether it's applied as an ingredient in a face cream or simply spritzed in liquid tea form on your face, green or red tea can also soothe tired, swollen eyes on their own—no extra products necessary. Alina Dizik, Woman's Day, "Fight Signs of Aging While You Sleep," 10 Sep. 2012

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First Known Use of spritz

1902, 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 1902

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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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