Synonyms of 'spatter'
to sprinkle (an object or a surface) with a liquidA delicious cold spray spattered my face.
The carpet was splashed with paint stains.
A shower of seeds sprayed into the air and fell on the grass.
We sprayed the area with weedkiller.
Cheese can be sprinkled on egg and vegetable dishes.
soil, , ,
Young people don't want to do things that soil their hands.
daub, , , ,
They daubed his home with slogans.
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in the sense of bespatter
to splash with dirty water
in the sense of daub
to smear (paint or mud) quickly or carelessly over a surfaceThey daubed his home with slogans.
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