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Definition of splatter verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they splatter
    he / she / it splatters
    past simple splattered
    -ing form splattering
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  1. 1[intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) (of large drops of liquid) to fall or hit something noisily Heavy rain splattered on the roof.
  2. 2[transitive, intransitive] to drop or throw water, paint, mud, etc. on someone or something; to make someone or something wet or dirty by landing on them in large drops splatter somebody/something (+ adv./prep.) The walls were splattered with blood. + adv./prep. Coffee had splattered across the front of his shirt.
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