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verb [transitive] sprinkle pronunciation in American English /ˈsprɪŋk(ə)l/
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present tense
I/you/we/theysprinkle
he/she/itsprinkles
present participlesprinkling
past tensesprinkled
past participlesprinkled

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  1. 1
    to shake small amounts of a liquid or a substance such as sugar over the surface of something

    Sprinkle soy sauce on the chicken.

    sprinkle something on/over something:

    Sprinkle the grated cheese over the pasta, and serve.

  2. 2
    [always passive] to exist somewhere in separate small amounts
    be sprinkled with something:

    a yellow dress sprinkled with white flowers

    liberally sprinkled with something (=with a lot of something):

    her dark brown hair now liberally sprinkled with gray

  3. 3
    [intransitive] American to rain slightly

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