sprinkle (something) on (something)

"Sprinkling" something means carefully dropping lots of very small pieces of it onto something else.

The most common example of "sprinkling" something is sprinkling spices or herbs onto food:

I sprinkled some salt on it.

You can sprinkle powders, liquids, chopped-up pieces of things, and other items that have lots of small pieces.

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