English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'splash'

(verb) 
A lot of people were in the water, splashing about.
Synonyms
paddle
He paddled his hands in the water.
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wade
The boys were wading in the cold pool nearby.
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wallow
Hippos love to wallow in mud.
(verb) 
Definition
to cause (liquid) to fall or (of liquid) to be scattered in drops
He closed his eyes tight, and splashed the water on his face.
Synonyms
scatter
He began by scattering seed and putting in plants.
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shower
They were showered with rice in the traditional manner.
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spray
A shower of seeds sprayed into the air and fell on the grass.
We sprayed the area with weedkiller.
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sprinkle
Cheese can be sprinkled on egg and vegetable dishes.
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spread
Someone has been spreading rumours about us.
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wet
Wet the fabric with a damp sponge before ironing.
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strew
By the end, bodies were strewn all around the headquarters building.
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squirt
Its linings were simply squirted with oil.
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slop
Some water slopped over the edge of the glass.
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slosh (informal)
The water sloshed around the bridge.
(verb) 
The carpet was splashed with paint stains.
Synonyms
spatter
A delicious cold spray spattered my face.
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mark
How do you stop the horses marking the turf?
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stain
Some foods can stain teeth, as of course can tea and coffee.
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smear
a face covered by a heavy beard, smeared with dirt
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speckle
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splodge
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(verb) 
waves splashing against the side of the boat
Synonyms
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break
He listened to the waves breaking against the shore.
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strike
She took two steps forward and struck him across the mouth.
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wash
The sea washed against the shore.
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batter
He battered his opponent around the head.
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plop
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plash
(verb) 
Definition
to display (a photograph or story) prominently in a newspaper
The newspapers splashed the story all over their front pages.
Synonyms
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trumpet
He is trumpeted as the greatest talent of his generation.
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publicize
He never publicized his plans.
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(noun) 
Definition
a splashing sound
I would sit alone and listen to the splash of water on the rocks.
Synonyms
splashing
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plash
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battering
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swashing
(noun) 
Definition
an amount splashed
Add a splash of lemon juice to flavour the butter.
Synonyms
dash
Add a dash of balsamic vinegar.
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touch
She thought she might have a touch of flu.
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spattering
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splodge
(noun) 
Definition
a patch (of colour or light)
splashes of colour
Synonyms
spot (British)
We've given all the club members tea, coffee and a spot of lunch.
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burst
short bursts of activity
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patch
His marriage is going through a rough patch.
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spurt
A spurt of diesel came from one valve and none from the other.
(noun) 
On their first day, they handed their editor a front-page splash.
Synonyms
feature
a special feature on breast cancer research
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story
Those are some of the top stories in the news.
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piece
There was a piece about him on television.
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article
a newspaper article
(noun) 
splashes of ink over a glowing white surface
Synonyms
blob
a blob in the distance
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spot
The floorboards were covered with white spots.
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smudge
smudges of blood
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stain
a black stain
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smear
a smear of gravy
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fleck
His hair is dark grey with flecks of ginger.
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speck
There is a speck of blood by his ear.
(noun) 
(informal) 
Synonyms
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splurge

idiom

See make a splash

phrasal verb

See splash out

Additional synonyms

in the sense of article
Definition
a written composition in a magazine or newspaper
a newspaper article
in the sense of batter
Definition
to hit repeatedly
He battered his opponent around the head.
Synonyms
hit,
belt (informal),
deck (slang),
bash (informal),
lick (informal),
clobber (slang),
smite,
wallop (informal),
tonk (informal),
lambast(e),
dash against,
beat the living daylights out of,
lay one on (slang),
beat or knock seven bells out of (informal)
in the sense of blazon
Definition
to proclaim publicly

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