- 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[intransitive] + adv./prep. (of liquid) to fall on a surface in drops, often noisily We heard the rain spattering on the roof.
NAmE//ˈspæt̮ər//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they spatter
he / she / it spatters
past simple spattered
-ing form spattering