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verb     squirt pronunciation in American English
/skwɜrt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theysquirt
he/she/itsquirts
present participlesquirting
past tensesquirted
past participlesquirted
  1. [transitive] to make a liquid move with a lot of force

    Nick squirted a few blobs of ketchup onto his burger.

    1. a.
      [transitive] to make someone or something wet by squirting a liquid
      squirt someone/something with something:

      He’s just squirted us with the hose!

    2. b.
      [intransitive] if a line of liquid squirts somewhere, it moves somewhere with a lot of force

      Juice squirted onto his shirt as he bit into the pear.

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