Definition of spatter verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    spatter

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈspæt̮ər//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they spatter
     
    he / she / it spatters
     
    past simple spattered
     
    -ing form spattering
     
     
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  1. 1[transitive] to cover someone or something with drops of liquid, dirt, etc., especially by accident synonym splash spatter somebody/something blood-spattered walls spatter somebody/something with something As the bus passed, it spattered us with mud. spatter something on/over somebody/something Oil was spattered on the floor.
  2. 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. (of liquid) to fall on a surface in drops, often noisily We heard the rain spattering on the roof.
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