Definition of splurge in English:

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Pronunciation: /spləːdʒ/


1An act of spending money freely or extravagantly: the annual pre-Christmas splurge
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  • That was a first-night splurge with friends, but most of the food we'll eat will be simple and as authentic as possible and that usually means inexpensive.
  • Founded in 1947, the retailer went on one of the biggest expansion splurges in fashion history between 1999 and 2002, more than doubling its turnover and opening over 300 new shops.
  • Stainless steel appliances and granite work surfaces - further examples of the Woods' strategic splurges - amplify the room's congenial personality.
1.1A large or excessive amount of something: there has recently been a splurge of teach-yourself books
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  • His recent cuttings files have, lest we forget, taken in two splurges of coverage that only heightened the sense of smouldering hostility.


[with object]
Spend (money) freely or extravagantly: I’d splurged about £2,500 on clothes [no object]: we splurged on T-bone steaks
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  • But apparently the owner, Miranda Normandy, is like this centillionaire who doesn't mind splurging her money on the boarding school.
  • If you need to track your spending for a while to see where you're splurging money, do so - but this isn't vital.
  • With their futures seemingly secure, many young and mid-career workers took on big debts as they splurged on expensive houses, cars, and vacations.


Early 19th century (originally US): probably imitative.

Words that rhyme with splurge

converge, dirge, diverge, emerge, merge, purge, scourge, serge, spurge, submerge, surge, urge, verge

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