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Definition of splatter verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    splatter

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈsplætə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsplætər//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they splatter
    BrE BrE//ˈsplætə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsplætər//
     
    he / she / it splatters
    BrE BrE//ˈsplætəz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsplætərz//
     
    past simple splattered
    BrE BrE//ˈsplætəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsplætərd//
     
    past participle splattered
    BrE BrE//ˈsplætəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsplætərd//
     
    -ing form splattering
    BrE BrE//ˈsplætərɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsplætərɪŋ//
     
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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 somebody/something; to make somebody/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. See related entries: Artwork and techniques, Art equipment
  3. Word Origin late 18th cent.: imitative.
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