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verb [intransitive/transitive] spatter pronunciation in American English /ˈspætər/ 
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I/you/we/theyspatter
he/she/itspatters
present participlespattering
past tensespattered
past participlespattered
  1. if you spatter a surface with a liquid, or if a liquid spatters onto a surface, small drops of the liquid are thrown onto the surface in a violent way
    spatter something on/over/across etc. something:

    He had spattered spaghetti sauce all over the kitchen.

    be spattered with something:

    When the police arrived, they found the bathroom spattered with blood.

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spatter

 spatter pronunciation in American English  noun [countable]
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pluralspatters

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