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spray someone or something with something

to coat someone or something with a mist or stream of liquid. The elephant sprayed us with water. I sprayed the fence with white paint. He sprayed himself with some of the cologne.
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spray something onto someone or something

 and spray something on
to direct a mist or stream of a liquid onto someone or something. Danny sprayed cold water onto the boys and cooled them off. Dan sprayed on some cold water. I sprayed the paint on and it dried almost immediately.
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The hours struck clear in the cabin; the nosing bows slapped and scuffled with the seas; the fo'c'sle stovepipe hissed and sputtered as the spray caught it; and the boys slept on, while Disko, Long Jack, Tom Plait, and Uncle Salters, each in turn, stumped aft to look at the wheel, forward to see that the anchor held, or to veer out a little more cable against chafing, with a glance at the dim anchor-light between each round.
She walked under one of the fairy-like gray arches between the trees and looked up at the sprays and tendrils which formed them.
If she had been Ben Weatherstaff she could have told whether the wood was alive by looking at it, but she could only see that there were only gray or brown sprays and branches and none showed any signs of even a tiny leaf-bud anywhere.
They said that farmers should carry out spray after 30 to 35 days of wheat sowing to remove weeds with broad leaves while for removing weeds with sharp-edged leaves farmers should spray after 45 to 50 days.
The 100mm diameter Tempesta hand showers feature up to four spray patterns, including two Rain sprays: Grohe's original Rain spray and its new air-infused RainO2 spray.
This includes a novel spray process for acoustic insulation and a soft-touch aromatic PUR skin technology for aesthetic coverstock.
Coppertone Kids Continuous Spray SPF 50 lets parents easily protect even the wiggliest kid from the sun's UVA and UVB rays in a matter of seconds.
When incorporated into the company's AutoJet Spray Systems, the sensor helps meat and poultry processors validate their post-lethality interventions.
To use barrel compost, dilute a small handful and stir into water for twenty minutes, then spray on plants and soft.
APPLICATION: The ability to predict the final drop size from spray properties makes it possible to better control the location of the combustion processes and char-bed formation in kraft recovery boilers.
AMEX:NVD) to produce NovaDel's nitroglycerin lingual spray for the treatment of acute angina, under an exclusive five-year contract.
On almost any given day in the southern region, spray planes fly in to destroy the crops of these small farms.
Today, the mental picture of a plasterer in his white work shirt and overalls with plaster residue smeared almost artfully over his studied face planning his next pass, has been replaced by the equally studied faces of tradespersons whose "artistry" with hoses, spray guns and/or trowels is now being seen applying a whole host of special finishes.
Spray the four seal retainer cams and the two rail cams.
McCune, technical leader, Research and Advanced Engineering, Ford Motor Company (Dearborn, MI), talks about snowballs when providing an analogy for a deposition process known as "cold spray.