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January 28, 2014 - Word of the Day: squirt


When liquid is pushed through a narrow or small opening, it squirts.

squirt guns

  • The boys played with squirt guns all day.
  • They squirted each other with water.
  • Water squirts through a nozzel.

There are other things that squirt, such as lemons, oranges, and grapefruit.


  • Many people like to squirt lemon juice on food to add more flavor.
  • You can squirt lemon juice from a bottle or by squeezing a lemon that has been cut.
  • Grapefruit juice squirts out from a grapefruit if you cut it in half and eat it with a spoon.

Liquid squirts out of things that are under pressure, and sometimes when it's unexpected.

squirting ink

  • She accidently squirted her boss with ink.
  • Ink squirted out of the pen.
  • Pens that squirt ink are messy and should not be used.


Water squirts from a whale's blowhole.

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