/ 5sprINkl; `sprINkl/ v [Tn, Tn.pr] ~ A (on/onto/over B); ~ B (with A) scatter or throw sth in small drops or particles; scatter a shower of small drops, etc on (a surface) 撒某物; 将某物洒在(另一物的表面)上: sprinkle water on a dusty path/sprinkle a dusty path with water 把水洒在尘土飞扬的小路上 * sprinkle pepper on one's food 把胡椒洒在食物上. =>Usage at scatter 用法见scatter.
> sprinkle n (usu sing 通常作单数) sprinkling 少量; 少数: a sprinkle of sand 一点沙子.
sprinkler / 5sprINklE(r); `sprINklL/ n device for sprinkling water (eg on a lawn) or as part of a fire-extinguishing system installed in a building 洒水装置; 洒水器; 消防喷嘴: [attrib 作定语] a `sprinkler system, ie set of sprinklers in a building that operate automatically when there is a rise in temperature caused by a fire 自动喷洒灭火设备. =>illus at App 1 见附录1插图, page vii.
sprinkling / 5sprINklIN; `sprINklIN/ n ~ (of sth/sb) (usu sing 通常作单数) small amount or number 少量; 少数: a sprinkling of rain 小雨 * a sprinkling of hooligans in the crowd 夹在人群中的一小撮小流氓.