spray (something) onto (someone or something)

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spray (something) onto (someone or something)

To shoot a stream of some mist or liquid onto someone or something. My parents kept spraying bug repellant onto us whenever we wanted to go out for a hike. It got so hot that we had to spray water onto the road to keep the asphalt from melting.
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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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Audioguard can be applied by spraying onto exposed surfaces and into restricted areas by spray wands.
Honda has no plan to recall the vehicles and install a barrier to block the oil from spraying onto the hot exhaust manifold, according to the daily's Web edition.
It is supplied in an acetone solution for easy spraying onto a variety of fabrics and fibers.
Slices of luncheon meat were treated by evenly spraying onto their surfaces a solution of one of four preservatives--sodium benzoate, sodium propionate, potassium sorbate and sodium diacetate--at one of three concentrations (15%, 20% or 25%).
Coating should be applied by spraying onto a hot mold of 400F (204C) from a distance of 9-12 in., according to Chiesa.
Sample the fragrance by spraying onto a blotter card before trying it on yourself.