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English definition of “splash”

splash

verb uk   /splæʃ/ us  

splash verb (LIQUID)

B2 [I or T, usually + adv/prep] (UK informal also splosh) If a liquid splashes or if you splash a liquid, it falls on or hits something or someone: Water was splashing from a hole in the roof. Unfortunately some paint splashed onto the rug. She splashed her face with cold water. She poured a large gin and splashed soda into it from a siphon. B2 [I usually + adv/prep] (UK informal also splosh) to move in water so that drops of it go in all directions: The kids were splashing (about/around) in the shallow end of the swimming pool.

splash verb (SHOW)

[T + adv/prep] to print or show something in a very noticeable way: Several newspapers splashed colour pictures of the Prince across their front pages.
Phrasal verbs

splash

noun [C] uk   /splæʃ/ us  

splash noun [C] (LIQUID)

C2 a small amount of a liquid that has fallen or been dropped: There were several splashes of white paint on the carpet. B2 the noise of something hitting or moving in water: We heard a splash and then saw that Toni had fallen in the river.

splash noun [C] (SHOW)

something or someone bright or very noticeable: The little girl in her flowery dress provides the only splash of colour in the picture.
splash
adverb uk   us  
The ball fell splash into the river.
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