Meaning of 水を向ける in Japanese

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mizu wo 向ける mukeru

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Definition of 水を向ける

  1. (exp, v1) taking a stab at arousing someone's interest

    「きれいな宝石ですね」、適当な話題かどうかわからないが、とりあえずそう水を向けてみた。
    "Pretty gem, isn't it?" Not knowing if it was a suitable subject or not, but anyway I tried to get her interest that way.

  2. (of a shrine maiden) presenting water to spirits while invoking them
  3. offering water before a grave
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