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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. Bits of ash that had been spewed out of the volcano sprinkled onto the town below.
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sprinkle on

1. To fall on someone or something in small drops or particles. We could feel the first drops of rain starting to sprinkle down on us. Bits of ash that had been spewed out of the volcano sprinkled on the town below.
2. To disperse or scatter small drops or particles of something (onto someone or something). In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "sprinkle" and "on." I sprinkled on lots of glitter to give the diorama a festive look. The priest sprinkled holy water on the celebrants.
See also: on, sprinkle

sprinkle onto (someone or something)

1. To fall on someone or something in small drops or particles. We could feel the first drops of rain starting sprinkling onto us. Bits of ash that had been spewed out of the volcano sprinkled onto the town below.
2. To disperse or scatter small drops or particles of something (onto someone or something). In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "sprinkle" and "on." I sprinkled glitter onto the diorama to give it a festive look. The priest sprinkled holy water onto the celebrants.
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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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To serve, ladle the soup into chilled bowls and sprinkle grapes into the centre of each.
Sprinkle with water, vegetable broth, or mushroom broth just to dampen the top.
Like a sprinkle of snow, each patient a nurse encounters
biscuits, make one layer in the pan and sprinkle with 1/2 cinnamon/sugar
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Sprinkle some lemon zest, green peppercorns, and hazelnuts around the dish and garnish with chervil.
(Edna stirs a "pot" while shaking in "salt" and we hear the "SPRINKLE, SPRINKLE." Flo at the counter turns on an invisible handmixer, and we hear its motor: "VRRRRRR!" Edna taps the 'pot" with a "wooden spoon": "TAP, TAP, TAP.")