splash
I. verb Etymology: alteration of plash Date: 1715 intransitive verb 1. a. to strike and dash about a liquid or semiliquid substance b. to move in or into a liquid or semiliquid substance and cause it to spatter 2. a. (1) to become spattered about (2) to spread or scatter in the manner of splashed liquid b. to fall, strike, or move with a splashing sound <
a brook splashing over rocks
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transitive verb 1. a. (1) to dash a liquid or thinly viscous substance upon or against (2) to soil or stain with splashed liquid b. to mark or overlay with patches of contrasting color or texture c. to display prominently <
a story splashed on the front page
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2. a. to cause (a liquid or thinly viscous substance) to spatter about especially with force b. to scatter in the manner of a splashed liquid • splasher noun II. noun Date: 1736 1. a. (1) splashed liquid or semiliquid substance; also impounded water released suddenly (2) a spot or daub from or as if from splashed liquid <
a mud splash on the fender
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b. a colored patch 2. a. the action of splashing b. a short plunge 3. a sound produced by or as if by a liquid falling, moving, being hurled, or oscillating 4. a. a vivid impression created especially by ostentatious activity or appearance b. ostentatious display 5. a small amount ; sprinkling

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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