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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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Some of the sweet treats available at Sprinkles Gelato
Mi esposo me miro con sorpresa al ver mi preocupacion por Sprinkles.
More than 500 firefighters, police, family members and co-workers from American Medical Response, where Sprinkles worked 10 years, crowded his memorial service in September.
For those who knew Mike well, he was just a big teddy bear with a boisterous voice,'' said Mike Kirkland, who worked with Sprinkles at American Medical Response ambulance service.
Sprinkles, 37, of Lancaster had worked for 10 years for American Medical Response.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, in Lancaster for an evening fundraiser, scheduled the meeting with Rosemary Sprinkles, whose husband, Michael Sprinkles, was killed Sept.
Co-workers of Lancaster resident Michael Sprinkles, a 37-year-old husband and father of two, were among the first to respond to the 6:30 a.
More than 1,000 standard-size cupcakes fly out of Sprinkles Cupcakes in Beverly Hills each day, with customers choosing from eight to 10 flavors out of the more than 20 in the store's repertoire.
Don't overlook the array of Halloween-theme pans, baking items, frostings, sprinkles, candy and even pumpkin-shaped baking pieces available at places like Target, Wal-Mart, Cost Plus and cake decorating supply stores.
Her rich and fudgy warm chocolate chip brownie sundae on the dessert menu is composed of a warm chocolate chip brownie topped with homemade espresso ice cream, cocoa sauce and little dark colored jewels of candied coffee sprinkles.
Don't forget the whipped cream, nuts, cherries and other assorted goodies (like sprinkles, candy pieces, cookie crumbles), where applicable.