And the booms are literal and frightening, spraying bullets and spewing whipped cream all over the top of the Billboard charts.
This year, the Taliban have taken to spraying poison in the courtyards of girls schools.
The lights went off, and then all three gunmen opened fire, spraying the room with bullets (blanks, I hoped).
"sprinkle liquid in drops," 1520s, from Middle Dutch sprayen, from Proto-Germanic *spræwjanan (cf. German sprühen "to sparkle, drizzle," Spreu "chaff," literally "that which flies about"), from PIE root *sper- "to sow, scatter" (see sprout (v.)). The noun is attested from 1620s. Spray-painting is from 1902; spray-paint (v.) is from 1928.
"small branch," c.1300, possibly related to Old English spræc "shoot, twig" (see sprig).
A fine jet of liquid discharged from a pressurized container. v. sprayed, spray·ing, sprays
To disperse a liquid in a jet of droplets.