Synonyms of 'splash'
A lot of people were in the water, splashing about.
to cause (liquid) to fall or (of liquid) to be scattered in dropsHe closed his eyes tight, and splashed the water on his face.
He began by scattering seed and putting in plants.
They were showered with rice in the traditional manner.
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.
Someone has been spreading rumours about us.
Wet the fabric with a damp sponge before ironing.
By the end, bodies were strewn all around the headquarters building.
Its linings were simply squirted with oil.
Some water slopped over the edge of the glass.
The water sloshed around the bridge.
The carpet was splashed with paint stains.
waves splashing against the side of the boat
to display (a photograph or story) prominently in a newspaperThe newspapers splashed the story all over their front pages.
a splashing soundI would sit alone and listen to the splash of water on the rocks.
an amount splashedAdd a splash of lemon juice to flavour the butter.
a patch (of colour or light)splashes of colour
On their first day, they handed their editor a front-page splash.
splashes of ink over a glowing white surface
See make a splash
See splash out
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in the sense of article
a written composition in a magazine or newspapera newspaper article
in the sense of batter
to hit repeatedlyHe battered his opponent around the head.
beat the living daylights out of,
lay one on (slang),
beat or knock seven bells out of (informal)
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