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Definition of spray paint in English:


[mass noun]
Paint held in in aerosol can for spraying on to a surface: a can of luminous yellow spray paint
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  • Magic markers gave way to spray paint in the early 1970s as writers realised the potential for elaborating and enlarging their signatures.
  • On opposite walls hung two other large paintings combining tape, spray paint and scrawls or full splashes of brightly colored paint.
  • When you use spray paint, spray approx. 20 cm from the object you're painting and use lots of thin coats.


(spray-paint) [with object] Back to top  
1Paint (an image or message) on to a surface with a spray: slogans had been spray-painted on to hoardings
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  • I also urge the martial arts club to stop spray-painting offensive slogans about our rivals on the walls.
  • He was caught spray-painting anti-Israeli slogans on university buildings twice during the summer.
  • Many of them are looking at a curious message spray-painted on the side of the tower.
1.1Paint (a surface or object) with a spray: they were spray-painting sidewalks and buildings
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  • The buildings were spray-painted white.
  • A couple of heavy blankets had served to shield him from the sun while he had retrieved the vehicle, spray-painting the windows once he had gotten it inside.
  • The front of each object consists of a thin sheet of mesh, stretched approximately 2 inches in front of a sheet of colored Plexiglas that is unevenly spray-painted with an evanescent gray.
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