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Meaning of “splash” in the English Dictionary

"splash" in British English

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splashverb

uk   us   /splæʃ/
  • 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 ​coldwater. She ​poured a ​largegin 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 ​swimmingpool.

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Phrasal verbs

splashnoun [C]

uk   us   /splæʃ/
  • splash noun [C] (LIQUID)

C2 a ​smallamount of a ​liquid that has ​fallen or been ​dropped: There were several splashes of ​whitepaint 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
adverb uk   us  
The ​ballfell splash into the ​river.
(Definition of splash from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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splashverb [I/T]

 us   /splæʃ/
  • splash verb [I/T] (HIT WITH LIQUID)

to ​scatterliquid or to ​causeliquid to ​scatter through the ​air or onto something: [T] She splashed her ​face with ​coldwater. [I] Kids ​love to splash around in ​mudpuddles.

splashnoun [C]

 us   /splæʃ/
  • splash noun [C] (AREA OF BRIGHTNESS)

a ​brightarea of ​color or ​light: a splash of ​sunlight The child’s ​reddressbrought a splash of ​color to the ​picture.
  • splash noun [C] (SCATTERED LIQUID)

an ​amount of ​liquidscattered, or the ​sound made by ​liquid being ​scattered: I ​wiped up the splashes from the ​floor. Jimmy ​jumped into the ​pool with a splash.
(Definition of splash from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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