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"splash" in British English

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splashverb

uk   /splæʃ/  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 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.

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splashnoun [C]

uk   /splæʃ/  us   /splæʃ/
(Definition of splash from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"splash" in American English

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splashverb [I/T]

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

to scatter liquid or to cause liquid to scatter through the air or onto something: [T] She splashed her face with cold water. [I] Kids love to splash around in mud puddles.

splashnoun [C]

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

a bright area of color or light: a splash of sunlight The child’s red dress brought a splash of color to the picture.
  • splash noun [C] (SCATTERED LIQUID)

an amount of liquid scattered, 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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