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Synonyms of splash in English:


  • 1 splash your face with cool water
    sprinkle, spray, spritz, shower, splatter, slosh, slop, squirt;
  • 2 his boots were splashed with mud
    spatter, bespatter, splatter, speck, speckle, blotch, smear, stain, mark
    informal splotch, splodge
    Scottish & Irish informal slabber
    literary bedabble
  • 3 the Atlantic Ocean splashed against the pier
    dash, beat, lash, batter, crash, buffet, surge
    literary plash
  • 4 children splashed about gleefully in the shallow water
    paddle, wade, slosh;
    informal splosh
  • 5 the story was splashed across the front pages
    blazon, display, spread, plaster, trumpet, publicize, broadcast, headline
    informal splatter
  • Phrases

    be splashed with

    Lonnie's face was splashed with freckles
    be flecked with, be dotted with, be stippled with, be studded with, be scattered with

    splash out

    British informal she splashed out on a Mercedes
    be extravagant, go on a spending spree, splurge, spare no expense, spend lavishly, spend a lot of money
    informal lash out, push the boat out, go mad, go on a shopping binge, indulge in some retail therapy


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  • 1 the splash of the water against the rocks
    splashing, swashing, dashing, beating, battering
    literary plash, plashing
    archaic swash
  • 2 there was a splash of blood on his forehead
    mark, stain
    informal splotch, splosh, splodge
  • 3 a splash of lemonade
    little, small amount
    Scottish informal scoosh
  • 4 add a red scarf to give a splash of colour
    patch, burst, streak
  • 5 a front-page splash
    feature, story, article, piece;
    North American informal screamer
  • Phrases

    make a splash

    cause a sensation, cause a stir, attract attention, draw attention to oneself/itself, get noticed, make an impression, make an impact, cut a dash

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