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[sprits, shprits] /sprɪts, ʃprɪts/ Informal.
verb (used with object)
to spray briefly and quickly; squirt:
He spritzed a little soda in his drink.
a quick, brief spray of liquid; squirt.
Origin of spritz
1915-20, Americanism; < German spritzen to squirt, spray Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Each spritz is pretty light, but the rapid fire provides adequate soakage.
  • spritz inside oven generously with spray bottle and close door.
  • Put croissants in oven, then spritz again before closing door.
  • spritz the potatoes with a few drops of white wine, and there you have it: food for the gods.
  • spritz on a bit of summer with these bright blends, which recall a balmy, breezy day on the beach.
  • Sensors detect the telltale spritz of graffiti paint.
  • Additional items including lotion and facial spritz were available in the lavs, so this category gets a slight nudge up.
  • Season the beef with salt and pepper, then spritz the pan with cooking spray and add the beef to the pan.
  • No one is even suggesting that it was a malicious spritz.
  • Whether a long spritz, a short spritz or a steady spritz, the court papers do not say.
Word Origin and History for spritz

1917, from Yiddish or German, literally "spray." Spritzer "glass of wine mixed with carbonated water" is from 1961.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for spritz

spring for something

verb phrase

To pay for, esp a treat of food or drink; pop: always more than glad to guzzle the pitchers of Michelob you sprung for on payday/ We'll spring for the gas

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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