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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German spræjen, spræwen. Compare Middle Dutch sprayen, spraeyen, Dutch sproeien (to spray).

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sprühen (third-person singular simple present sprüht, past tense sprühte, past participle gesprüht, auxiliary haben)

  1. to spray
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 50/2010, page 116:
      Gegen Pilzbefall sprühen Bauern Tausende Tonnen an Fungiziden auf die Felder.
      Farmers spray thousands of tons of fungicides onto the fields against fungal attack.
  2. (figuratively) to radiate with a certain feeling or quality; to be full of or bursting with that feeling or quality
    Das Gemälde sprühen ja vor Energie.
    The painting is just bursting with energy.

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