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squirt

verb \ ˈskwərt \

Definition of squirt

intransitive verb
:to come forth in a sudden rapid stream from a narrow opening :spurt
transitive verb
:to cause to squirt

squirter

noun

Examples of squirt in a Sentence

  1. He squirted some oil on the door hinge.

  2. She squirted ketchup all over her fries.

  3. Some snakes can squirt venom from their mouths.

  4. Water squirted out from a hole in the pipe.

  5. Juice from the lemon squirted into my eye.

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Origin and Etymology of squirt

Middle English; akin to Low German swirtjen to squirt

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squirt

noun

Definition of squirt

1 a :an instrument (such as a syringe) for squirting a liquid
b :a small quick stream :jet
c :the action or an instance of squirting
2 a :an impudent youngster
b :kid 1

Examples of squirt in a Sentence

  1. an annoying little squirt who kept pestering me

  2. Listen squirt, I'm in charge here.

  3. She started playing guitar when she was just a little squirt.

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First Known Use of squirt

15th century

squirt Synonyms


SQUIRT Defined for Kids

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squirt

verb \ ˈskwərt \

Definition of squirt for Students

squirted; squirting
:to shoot out liquid in a thin stream :spurt

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squirt

noun

Definition of squirt for Students

:a small powerful stream of liquid :jet


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