Definition of spritz in English:



[with object]
  • 1Squirt or spray a liquid at or on to (something) in quick, short bursts.

    ‘she spritzed her neck with cologne’
    • ‘Narrow your choice down to two favorites and spritz each wrist.’
    • ‘Who wouldn't feel good after being massaged with gorgeous jasmine - infused oil then cleansed and spritzed with rosewater?’
    • ‘I spritzed myself with a bit of cologne and walked out of the room and Francois whistled at me.’
    • ‘Veronica took Abbey's hair out of the bun and started spritzing it with water.’
    • ‘Put extra-virgin olive oil in a mist sprayer, and spritz a nonstick wok for two seconds.’
    • ‘She picked me up in her brand new Mustang Convertible about a second after I'd finished spritzing my hair for the millionth time.’
    • ‘Aphids can be removed by spritzing them with soapy water.’
    • ‘If you absolutely must use them, make sure you spritz your hair with a heat protective spray first.’
    • ‘Abbey quickly spritzed herself with a little perfume, sprayed her hair with hair spray, and headed to the living room.’
    • ‘She spritzed herself with some Romance by Ralph Lauren, grabbed her purse and coat off her bed, and met John back in the living room.’
    • ‘Curls that have frizzed should be misted with water, spritzed with a styling spray and then scrunched in your hands.’
    • ‘When she was done, she put on a little lip gloss and spritzed herself with her favorite perfume.’
    • ‘To remove wrinkles, spritz the fabric with water, roll it up, and place it in a plastic bag for several hours.’
    • ‘Excuse me while I go spritz myself with Evian water.’
    • ‘He went for a bottle of perfume on his nightstand and spritzed himself to mask the scent of sweat and wine.’
    • ‘To make a stencil for fabric, cut a motif from self-adhesive vinyl, or spritz the back of a plastic stencil with spray adhesive.’
    • ‘She recently stopped wearing antiperspirant because she heard the aluminium in it can give you breast cancer, so she's constantly sniffing her armpits and spritzing herself with perfume.’
    • ‘I take my hair out of the rollers and spritz it with hairspray.’
    • ‘Completing her make up, she put on the dress, spritzed herself with Endless Love by Victoria's Secret, then put on the jewellery he had given her over the past 3 years.’
    • ‘Send him an invite sealed with a heart-shaped sticker and spritzed with perfume.’
    1. 1.1 Spray (a liquid) in quick, short bursts.
      ‘she spritzed some perfume behind her ears’
      • ‘Working section by section, Lori spritzed Hilary's hair with Straight Spray.’
      • ‘A seat on the handlebars, and the tires spritzing rainwater with each revolution.’
      • ‘Sara and I were mainly interested in perfume, and a nice woman spritzed me with Dior and I smelled amazing for the rest of the day.’
      • ‘A. Send him an invite sealed with a heart-shaped sticker and spritzed with perfume.’
      • ‘A toner can be applied with a facial sponge, splashed onto skin or spritzed on with a spray bottle.’
      • ‘She put her hair into a French twist, spritzed some scent on herself and then waited for the response.’
      • ‘Then the fringed bang was swept into the roll and spritzed with water for a light hold.’
      • ‘Spritzed and dressed with the accompanying lemon slice and buttery tangle of julienned shiitake mushroom, the fish so frequently found crammed into a can is elevated to star status.’
      • ‘To get root lift he uses his Super Volumizing Tonic spritzed onto the root area for great fullness.’
      • ‘If you have time, lather previously spritzed spots with soap and water for the most effective removal.’
      • ‘She gently spritzed the young crows with a hose, hoping they'd flutter away and spare her crop.’
      • ‘She spritzed on a little perfume and called Will.’
      • ‘I prefer to dye the whole sheet with color so I begin by spritzing the paper with water.’
      • ‘Banish static and flyaway by spritzing ionized water onto hair.’
      • ‘Who wouldn't feel good after being massaged with gorgeous jasmine - infused oil then cleansed and spritzed with rosewater while their eyes de-puff under an icy mask?’
      • ‘A spray bottle spritzing water at a misbehaving kitten does wonders to "condition" him/her.’
      • ‘A sweet fragrance spritzed on your pulse points will make him move in a little closer.’
      • ‘Once I had a flight attendant who spritzed perfume all over herself.’
      • ‘So she poured it into an old window cleaner spray bottle and spritzed her wreath.’
      • ‘The fabric is lightly spritzed with vinegar and sprinkled with a little table salt and cooking alum.’


  • An act of squirting or spraying liquid in short bursts or the liquid sprayed.

    • ‘Many people make the mistake of replacing their deodorant with a generous spritz of their favorite perfume or cologne.’
    • ‘Cindy Crawford keeps her multi-million dollar skin moisturized with spritzes of equal parts of milk and water that she refreshes with throughout the day.’
    • ‘Finish with a few spritzes of eau de toilette and a dab or two of perfume for long-lasting impact.’
    • ‘Aboard, male stewards are always on hand to escort you to your pre-assigned seats and offer you a spritz of cologne for your wrists.’
    • ‘She studied her reflection, glad she had added an extra spritz of hair spray and kept her strawberry lip gloss tube in her pocket.’
    • ‘Enjoy with a glass of sparkling water and a spritz of lime.’
    • ‘She added a spritz of a lilac fragranced perfume.’
    • ‘Finish with a spritz of light-hold hairspray to smooth flyaways.’
    • ‘When your pet shows signs of needing to cool down just give him several spritzes to wet him down.’
    • ‘These lightweight scents are perfect for a quick uplifting spritz!’
    • ‘Her cologne is citrusy and tart - it reminds her of when her father used to make gin and tonics with a spritz of fresh, cold lime.’
    • ‘Add a spritz of your favorite juice to flavored seltzer water or diet tonic water.’
    • ‘She then left her room with a spritz of her favorite perfume… Midnight Romance.’
    • ‘Finish up with a spritz of fragrance on the inside of your wrists, behind your ears and behind your knees.’
    • ‘Others wouldn't dream of leaving home without a spritz of their personal favorite perfume.’
    • ‘Jill's hair is treated with a light spritz of heat-protective spray before styling.’
    • ‘Lanvin Eclat d' Arpège is tinted a delicate shade of lilac and provides a subtly feminine spritz of lilac, lemon leaves and wisteria flowers.’
    • ‘After a spritz of cologne, I grabbed my car keys, wallet and sunglasses and headed out the door, down to the garage where my car was parked.’
    • ‘A few spritzes on your pillowcase, and you'll be in dreamland before you know it.’
    • ‘She had on bronze eye shadow, soft rosy blush with a hint of bronze, and clear lip - gloss, and a spritz of perfume.’


Early 20th century: from German spritzen ‘to squirt’.