splash

splash
splash1 [splæʃ] v
[Date: 1700-1800; Origin: plash 'to splash' (16-19 centuries), perhaps from Dutch plassen]
1.)
if a liquid splashes, it hits or falls on something and makes a noise
splash against/on/over
The ocean splashed against the pier.
2.) [T always + adverb/preposition]
to make someone or something wet with a lot of small drops of water or other liquid
splash sth on/over/with etc sth
He splashed cold water on his face.
3.) [I] [i]also splash about/around
to make water fly up in the air with a loud noise by hitting it or by moving around in it
The children were splashing about in the pool.
splash through
She ran up the drive, splashing through the puddles.
4.) [T] informal
if a newspaper or television programme splashes a story or picture on the page or screen, it makes it large and easy to notice
splash across/over
The gunman's picture was splashed across the front page.
splash out (sth) [splash out (sth)] phr v
to spend a lot of money on something
splash out (something) on
We splashed out on a new kitchen.
Last year Roberts splashed out more than £1 million to buy a new home.
splash 2
splash2 n
1.)
the sound of a liquid hitting something or being moved around quickly
Rachel fell into the river with a loud splash.
2.)
a mark made by a liquid splashing onto something else
splash of
There were splashes of paint all over my clothes.
3.) splash of colour
a small area of bright colour
4.) make a splash informal
to do something that gets a lot of public attention
Russell's new show made a big splash in New York.
5.) [singular]
a small amount of liquid added to a drink
splash of
a cup of coffee with a splash of brandy

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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