- 1 1.1 c and u (spray) salpicadura (feminine) to make a splash (make an impression) producir* or causar un revuelo (lit: in liquid) salpicar* 1.2 countable/numerable (sound) it fell into the lake with a loud splash cayó ruidosamente al lago, cayó al lago con un sonoro plaf [colloquial/familiar] 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 plural/sin plural) chapuzón (masculine) 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 plural/sin plural) 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 countable/numerable (mark, patch) salpicadura (feminine), mancha (feminine), manchón (masculine)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 countable/numerable [Journalism/Periodismo] 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.
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 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 aceite
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
splash around(in British English also/en inglés británico también) splash about verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio 1.1 (spend freely) [money] derrochar, despilfarrar, tirar 1.2 (publicize) divulgar*, hacer* público 1.3splash 3 2
splash downverb + adverb/verbo + adverbio amarizar*, amerizar*
splash out(British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio darse* un lujo to splash out
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