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verb splash pronunciation in American English /splæʃ/
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present tense
I/you/we/theysplash
he/she/itsplashes
present participlesplashing
past tensesplashed
past participlesplashed
  1. 1
    [intransitive] if a liquid splashes, it moves or hits something noisily
    splash on/over/onto:

    Water began splashing over the side of the boat.

    A little bit of her drink had splashed onto the table.

    1. a.
      [transitive] if a liquid splashes something, it hits it noisily

      waves splashing the rocks

    2. b.
      [transitive] to put a liquid on something in a rough and noisy way
      splash something on/over something:

      She was splashing perfume on like it was aftershave.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to move noisily in water
    splash through/across/in:

    She was splashing through the puddles.

  3. 3
    [transitive] [usually passive] if words, a story, or pictures are splashed somewhere, especially in a newspaper, they are large and easy to see
    splash something across/over/on something:

    The scandal was splashed across the front page of the paper.

    a logo splashed on a T-shirt

  4. 4
    [transitive] to add a color to something, especially in a careless way

    Carol splashed green paint on the wall.

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