splash

splash
1 verb
1 (I) if a liquid splashes, it hits or falls on something noisily or it moves noisily
(+ against/on/over): Great drops of rain splashed on the window.
2 (transitive always + adv/prep) to make someone or something wet with a lot of small drops of water or other liquid: splash sth on/over/with etc sth: Shivering, he splashed cold water on his face and washed his hands.
3 also splash about/around (I) to make water fly up in the air with a loud noise by hitting it or by moving around in it: Maggie watched the children splashing about in the pool.
4 (T) informal if a newspaper splashes a story or picture over its pages, it makes it very large and easy to notice
splash down phrasal verb (I) if a spacecraft splashes down it deliberately lands in the sea —see also: splashdown splash out on sth phrasal verb (T) informal to spend a lot of money on something: We splashed out on a new kitchen. 2 noun
1 (C) the sound of a liquid hitting something or being moved around quickly: Rachel fell into the river with a loud splash.
2 (C) a mark made by a liquid splashing onto something else: There were splashes of paint all over my clothes.
3 a splash of colour small area of bright colour
4 make a splash informal to do something that gets a lot of public attention: Russell's new show made a big splash in New York.
5 (singular) especially BrE a small amount of liquid added to a drink: Just a splash of milk in my coffee, please.
3 adverb informal with a splash: You should have seen Rex - he jumped splash into the lake!

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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