- 1[intransitive] + adv./prep. (of liquid) to fall noisily onto a surface Water splashed onto the floor. Rain splashed against the windows. Big tears ran down her cheeks and splashed onto the paper.
- 2[transitive] to make someone or something wet by making water, mud, etc. fall on them/it splash something on/onto/over somebody/something He splashed cold water on his face. splash somebody/something with something He splashed his face with cold water. My clothes were splashed with mud. splash somebody/something Stop splashing me! Try not to splash the leaves when you water the plant.
- 3[intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) to move through water making drops fly everywhere The kids were splashing through the puddles. People were having fun in the pool, swimming or just splashing around.
- 4[transitive] splash something with something [usually passive] to decorate something with areas of bright color, not in a regular pattern The walls were splashed with patches of blue and purple. Phrasal Verbssplash something across/over somethingsplash down
NAmE//splæʃ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they splash
he / she / it splashes
past simple splashed
-ing form splashing