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