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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.
See also: on, sprinkle
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The pattern of distribution was similar to that of sprinkled MPB logs.
1/2 pound frozen, cooked deveined medium shrimp, thawed, sprinkled with a little lemon juice, well drained and coarsely chopped
4 A cored apple, sprinkled with cinnamon and nutmeg and microwaved, covered, for three minutes.
A few drops might be sprinkled over grilled or roasted meats, strawberries or vanilla gelato or drizzled over chunks of aged Parmigiano-Reggiano.
Little tidbits on ingredients, recipe timing and substitutions are sprinkled throughout.
Cook until crisp-tender, top with melted butter and sprinkled with a few seasonings (garlic pepper, fresh basil or other herbs).
Microwave nachos - Arrange a couple of layers of tortilla chips sprinkled with shredded Cheddar or Jack cheese inbetween on a microwave-safe dinner size plate or platter.
I also sprinkled the top of the cut squares with powdered sugar before serving and accompanied with cut-up fresh fruits sprinkled with a little orange juice.
Toss in a little orange-flavored liqueur and serve sprinkled with a few fresh raspberries.
The pecan streusel topping, sprinkled on the pie prior to baking, goes together fast with pecans, brown sugar, butter and flour.
A platter of oven-roasted or grilled vegetables (eggplant slices, asparagus spears, zucchini or yellow squash slices, red and green pepper strips, red or white onion slices, fennel and the like), drizzled with a little olive oil and sprinkled with fresh herbs not only looks but tastes great.