squirt

To squirt is to abruptly squeeze a liquid out of something. When you spend the day at the beach, you might squirt sunblock on your arms or squirt ketchup on the fries you bought at the snack bar.

Octopuses and squid use their ability to squirt black ink to confuse their predators. Most kids enjoy using squirt guns to squirt each other with water. In both cases, the discharge itself can be called a squirt. If someone calls you a squirt, however, they mean that you're an insignificant and possibly annoying person: "Get lost, squirt! You're bothering me!"

Definitions of squirt
  1. verb
    cause to come out in a squirt
    “the boy squirted water at his little sister”
    synonyms: eject, force out, squeeze out
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    types:
    spritz
    eject (a liquid) quickly
    extravasate
    force out or cause to escape from a proper vessel or channel
    type of:
    discharge
    pour forth or release
  2. verb
    wet with a spurt of liquid
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    squish
    put (a liquid) into a container or another place by means of a squirting action
    type of:
    wet
    cause to become wet
  3. noun
    the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid)
    synonyms: jet, spirt, spurt
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    spray
    a jet of vapor
    spritz
    a quick squirt of some liquid (usually carbonated water)
    type of:
    discharge, outpouring, run
    the pouring forth of a fluid
  4. noun
    someone who is small and insignificant
    synonyms: pip-squeak, small fry
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    type of:
    cipher, cypher, nobody, nonentity
    a person of no influence
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