Meaning of “splash” in the English Dictionary

"splash" in English

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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/

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.
adverb uk us

The ball fell 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 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)