spray (someone or something) with (something)

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spray (someone or something) with (something)

To cover, coat, or soak someone or something with a stream of some mist or liquid. My parents kept spraying us with bug repellant the whole time we were camping. It got so hot that we had to spray the roads with water to keep the asphalt from melting.
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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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Somehow, engaged in their healing ministrations, they no longer seemed to him boy's hands, the hands of Joan who had gazed at Gogoomy's head with pale cheeks sprayed with angry flame.
To find out how deltamethrin is distributed, absorbed, and excreted, and how it affects human DNA, researchers at the Universidad Autonoma in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, tracked 32 Mexican children aged 3-12 years before and after their homes were sprayed with deltamethrin [EHP 113:782-786].
A state prisoner sued corrections officials under [section] 1983 alleging his Eighth Amendment rights were violated when he was sprayed with pepper spray and thrown to the floor.
AFter electro-coating, the vehicle is sprayed with two color base coats, and this is immediately Followed by a powder-slurry clear coat.
The original refuge requirements for Bt cotton--4 percent of acreage not sprayed with pesticides at all and 20 percent of sprayed acreage--come up for renewal January 2001.
It was sprayed with chopped glass for 75-90 sec at a 24-sq-ft target over a distance of 32 in.
A DCPD resin with 38% styrene was sprayed with glass for 2 min at a slightly larger target over a slightly shorter distance.
Officers might be exposed indirectly and will need care similar to that described below for subjects intentionally sprayed with OC.
There are pros and cons to whether the spray should be carried on the weak side or the strong side and whether it should be drawn and sprayed with the weak or strong hand.
Moreover, exposure during training forces officers to experience what might happen if they are sprayed with OC.
High-value trees may be sprayed with insecticide, but the decision is made on an individual basis and is isolated to that person's yard.
Our collective data has shown that a serious outbreak is imminent - and our area is to be sprayed with Dimilin this spring.
During the struggle he was sprayed with pepper spray and he was punched several times.
These deficiencies led to several court cases initiated against departments by individuals who claimed serious or permanent harm after being sprayed with mace.(5) The search for the perfect device to control subjects continued.