splashes, splashing, splashed
1) VERB If you splash about or splash around in water, you hit or disturb the water in a noisy way, causing some of it to fly up into the air.

[V about/around] A lot of people were in the water, swimming or simply splashing about...

She could hear the voices of her friends as they splashed in a nearby rock pool...

[V into n] The gliders and their pilots splashed into the lake and had to be fished out.

2) V-ERG If you splash a liquid somewhere or if it splashes, it hits someone or something and scatters in a lot of small drops.

[V n prep] He closed his eyes tight, and splashed the water on his face...

[V prep/adv] A little wave, the first of many, splashed in my face...

[V n] Beer splashed the carpet...

[V n with n] Lorries rumbled past them, splashing them with filthy water from the potholes in the road...

[V-ing] He heard the sounds of splashing water and glanced at the door to the bathroom.

3) N-SING A splash is the sound made when something hits water or falls into it.

There was a splash and something fell clumsily into the water.

4) N-COUNT A splash of a liquid is a small quantity of it that falls on something or is added to something.

Wallcoverings and floors should be able to withstand steam and splashes...

Add a splash of lemon juice to flavor the butter.

5) N-COUNT: with supp, oft N of n A splash of colour is an area of a bright colour which contrasts strongly with the colours around it.

Anne has left the walls white, but added splashes of colour with the tablecloth and the paintings.

6) VERB If a magazine or newspaper splashes a story, it prints it in such a way that it is very noticeable.

[V n] The newspapers splashed the story all over their front pages...

[V n] A picture of his girlfriend Sheryl had been splashed in the previous weekend's tabloids.

7) PHRASE: V inflects If you make a splash, you become noticed or become popular because of something that you have done.

Now she's made a splash in the American television show `Civil Wars'.

Phrasal Verbs:
make an impression

English dictionary. 2008.

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