\ 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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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 There’s no need to spritz any areas covered by clothing, or the actual garment itself. Kari Molvar, Vogue, "The Best Bug Sprays for a Bite-Proof Summer, According to the Pros," 18 June 2018 The limited edition scent is perfectly light, ideal for freshening up before an evening at a beach bar or for spritzing on clothes that come out of your luggage smelling less than grand. Cara Kelly, USA TODAY, "Packing the ultimate weekender: Our favorite products for your carry-on or beach bag," 9 July 2018 Did Zeus descend from Mount Olympus with a giant can of Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo to spritz over 23,000 people’s collective hair? Amy Keller Laird, SELF, "Wellness Instagram Is Actually Bringing Me Down," 21 June 2018 Upon arrival, they were greeted by servers with trays of Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial Champagne, St-Germain spritzes, and fresh mango iced tea made from the giant 100-year-old mango tree located onsite at the mill. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "Inside a Greenery-Filled Hawaiian Wedding—Where the Bridesmaids Wore Power Suits," 13 July 2018 As soon as the ball hit the net, footage of the crowd shows the ensuing celebration — including a veritable fog of beer spritzing everyone as fans splashed their beverages in the air in unfettered jubilation. Raisa Bruner, Time, "English Soccer Fans Already Wasted a Lot of of Beer Before Winning the World Cup Semifinals," 11 July 2018

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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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