Definition of 'splurge'

See related content

French Translation of "splurge"
French Translation of "splurge"
Pronunciation Playlists
Pronunciation Playlists
Word of the day : aerostat
Word of the day : aerostat
NEW from Collins!
NEW from Collins!
Easy Learning English Grammar
Easy Learning English Grammar

Example sentences containing 'splurge'

These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
My biggest splurge has been a grand piano. The Sun (2010)Yet next month we may see a splurge of spending. Times, Sunday Times (2012)His members also want a splurge on infrastructure spending. The Sun (2012)And what about those who do have the money to splurge? Times, Sunday Times (2015)Retailers are not concerned that the splurge in spending will dent sales at the end of the month. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Many clubs greet promotion with a transfer splurge but records show those who fare best have disrupted their squads least. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It's no longer a sin to make big money and splurge. Times, Sunday Times (2011)And if you do the latter, be prepared to splurge big. Times, Sunday Times (2007)After the biggest lending splurge in capitalist history, some banks will be nursing nasty hangovers. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The pre-crisis spending splurge did not cause the crisis. Times, Sunday Times (2014)So why aren't we all going out on a spending splurge? Times, Sunday Times (2011)Retailers said that the spending splurge could not possibly make up for the lack of activity on the high street in previous weeks. Times, Sunday Times (2008)After a splurge of public spending, money is now tight. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He aimed to splurge his money in Amsterdam before his death. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Now and then splurge on something special like raspberries, or melon out of season. Kowalski, Robert E The 8-Week Cholesterol Cure (1990)What's been your biggest splurge? The Sun (2012)The splurge had a big impact, particularly on those parts of the country that have become worryingly dependent on the public sector. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The call on members of the public to turn informer is focused on the annual splurge of spending around the Chinese new year. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Second, don't splurge money on a wasteful stimulus package. Times, Sunday Times (2009)So, is that what a 150m transfer splurge buys you? Times, Sunday Times (2014)Should I splurge on something fun? Times, Sunday Times (2014)Whether you're looking to save cash or splurge on something extra special, there is something here for you. The Sun (2010)MPs said last night that the new splurge of spending on international agencies proved the'complete folly' of the aid policy. Times, Sunday Times (2015)

Trends of 'splurge'

Used Rarely. splurge is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

View usage for:


Definition of splurge from the Collins English Dictionary
The moon is at the forefront of our minds as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s ‘small step’ on 20th July, 1969. This month, we’ve been exploring lunar terminology, as well as looking at how the moon has woven itself into the fabric of our everyday language.
Read more
Unlock language with the Paul Noble method
No books. No rote memorization. No chance of failure. Your chance to have a one-to-one lesson with best-selling language expert Paul Noble, try a FREE audio sample of his brand new Mandarin Chinese course.
Read more
Learning English: Making suggestions when travelling
Take a boat? Stay overnight somewhere? This article looks at some useful phrases you can use when discussing options about what to do when travelling.
Read more
Collins English Dictionary Apps
Download our English Dictionary apps - available for both iOS and Android.
Read more
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Read more
Word lists
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
Read more
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.
Read more
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
Read more
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Read more
Create an account and sign in to access this FREE content
Register now or login in to access