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SQUIRT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does squirt mean? 

SQUIRT (noun)
  The noun SQUIRT has 2 senses:

1. someone who is small and insignificant
2. the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid)

  Familiarity information: SQUIRT used as a noun is rare.


SQUIRT (verb)
  The verb SQUIRT has 2 senses:

1. cause to come out in a squirt
2. wet with a spurt of liquid

  Familiarity information: SQUIRT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SQUIRT (noun)


Sense 1squirt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who is small and insignificant

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

squirt; small fry; pip-squeak

Hypernyms ("squirt" is a kind of...):

cipher; cypher; nobody; nonentity (a person of no influence)


Sense 2squirt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

spirt; spurt; jet; squirt

Hypernyms ("squirt" is a kind of...):

discharge; outpouring; run (the pouring forth of a fluid)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "squirt"):

spray (a jet of vapor)

spritz (a quick squirt of some liquid (usually carbonated water))


SQUIRT (verb)


Sense 1squirt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to come out in a squirt

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

squirt; eject; force out; squeeze out

Context example:

the boy squirted water at his little sister

Hypernyms (to "squirt" is one way to...):

discharge (pour forth or release)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "squirt"):

spritz (eject (a liquid) quickly)

extravasate (force out or cause to escape from a proper vessel or channel)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP

Sentence example:

They squirt the bread with melted butter


Sense 2squirt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Wet with a spurt of liquid

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

spurt the wall with water

Hypernyms (to "squirt" is one way to...):

wet (cause to become wet)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "squirt"):

squish (put (a liquid) into a container or another place by means of a squirting action)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP

Sentence example:

The women squirt water into the bowl


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