- 1 1.1 c u (spray) salpicadura (f) to make a splash (make an impression) producir* or causar un revuelo (lit: in liquid) salpicar* 1.2 c (sound) it fell into the lake with a loud splash cayó ruidosamente al lago, cayó al lago con un sonoro plaf [familiar/colloquial] we heard a splash oímos el ruido de algo al caer al agua splash! he fell in ¡plaf! or ¡zas! se cayó al aguaMore example sentences1.3 (paddle, swim) (no pl) chapuzón (m) we had a quick splash (around) in the sea nos dimos un chapuzón en el mar
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- I went back to reading my book until I was interrupted about ten minutes later by the sound of some enormous splashes.
- He had not taken much notice until he heard a splash and the sound of panic-stricken voices.
- Valos slowly opened his eyes as he heard the sound of a splash.
- A few splashes of water, and I'm feeling a lot better.
- He leaned to listen to her splashes, but the water was still.
- The horses were cantering lightly, making small splashes of water around their hooves.
- 2 2.1 (small quantity) (no pl) a splash un poco just a splash of orange juice in the vodka un poco or un chorrito de zumo de naranja en el vodka a splash of paint and it'll be as good as new con un poco de pintura quedará como nuevo 2.2 c (mark, patch) salpicadura (f), mancha (f), manchón (m)More example sentences
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- As they walked down the street, they heard a yell, which was followed by a splash of some liquid.
- Add corn, reserved dill and a splash of reserved braising liquid and heat through.
- The dumplings wade in a thick peanut mixture with a splash of soy sauce and a sprinkle of sesame seeds.
- Darker colours tend to be more appropriate at work although there is no harm in adding a splash of brighter colour with accessories.
- Add to this a splash of bright colour and the result is nothing short of arresting.
- For a splash of bright colour it is hard to beat marigolds, Calendula officialis.
- 3 c [Journ] they've done a front-page splash on it lo han puesto a toda plana en la primera páginaMore example sentences
- For nearly 15 years the media has contributed screaming headlines and front page splashes as well as serious studies.
- My front-page splash became a three-inch brief on the inside - albeit one that took hours to report.
- Of course, the hard but essential task now will be to maintain the sense of priority and importance about indigenous issues once the front page splashes die away again.
- 1 (with liquid) salpicar* stop splashing me! ¡no me salpiques! to splash sth
on/ oversth/sb salpicar* algo dealgo he splashed acid on my clothes me salpicó la ropa de or con ácido I had mud splashed all over me by a passing car un coche que pasó me salpicó toda de barro he splashed cologne on his face se echó colonia en la cara to splash sth/sb withsth salpicar* algo/a algn dealgo the car was splashed with mud el coche estaba salpicado de barro careful you don't splash yourself with oil ten cuidado, no vayas a salpicarte de aceiteMore example sentences
- Then they start to roll the log, spraying and splashing each other, performing all sorts of acrobatics while turning the piece of wood.
- I pass a besotted dad with his toddler splashing each other from opposites sides of the fountain.
- They dunked and splashed each other in an oversized birdbath.
- 1.1 [water/paint] salpicar* coffee splashed all over the tablecloth el mantel se salpicó or se manchó de café 1.2 [person/animal] chapotear the children were splashing (around) in the water los niños chapoteaban en el aguaMore example sentences
- Shakily I splashed some cold water onto my stricken face, wishing the cold liquid to act as a reality check, maybe even wake me up from this painfully real nightmare.
- The bathroom was cool when she flicked on the light, and as she splashed cold water onto her face the reflection of the mirror caught her eye.
- I had to push past a few kissing couples to reach the bathroom, and once inside I splashed some cold water onto my face.