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sprinkle (someone or something) with (something)

To cover or coat someone or something with lots of small drops or particles of something. I sprinkled the diorama with glitter to give it a festive look. The priest sprinkled the celebrants with holy water.
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sprinkle (something) on (someone or something)

To drop, disperse, or scatter small drops or particles of something onto someone or something. I sprinkled glitter on the diorama to give it a festive look. The priest sprinkled holy water on the celebrants.
See also: on, sprinkle

sprinkle someone or something with something

to lightly cover someone or something with something by scattering or sprinkling. The storm sprinkled us with a few droplets of water and then blew over. Larry sprinkled his grapefruit with powdered sugar.
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sprinkle something on(to) someone or something

 and sprinkle something on
to scatter or dribble something onto someone or something. The minister sprinkled the water onto the baby. The cook sprinkled on a dusting of powdered sugar.
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The goal of the present study was to assess the use of sprinkle irrigation system to supply water for the production of wheat in order to achieve sustainable development in the studied area.
Prosecutors in Helena claim Sprinkle violated several conditions of her sentence, including not paying fines nor completing chemical dependency treatment.
She senses my amazement: Could it be that Sprinkle, the Xena Warrior Princess of sex, has gone soft?
Provide premade orange, black (or chocolate) and white icings, bowls of assorted Halloween-colored candies and Halloween-themed sprinkles and colored sugars.
Sprinkle semolina flour evenly over a large wood pizza peel.
Sprinkle all over with eggs, red peppers and parsley, dividing evenly.
Sprinkle, 29, was given a three-year suspended sentence by Judge McCarter last year after she gave birth to a boy.
Check paella a few times and sprinkle more stock over rice if it seems too al dente.
Transfer to a small baking dish; sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese.
Sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over cookie surface.
Immediately spread 1/2 of fudge into prepared pan; sprinkle with pistachio nuts and white chocolate chips; press in lightly.
STABILIZED WHIPPED CREAM: Sprinkle 2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin over 2 tablespoons cold water in a small heatproof mixing bowl.