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

 

splurge

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//splɜːdʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//splɜːrdʒ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they splurge
BrE BrE//splɜːdʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//splɜːrdʒ//
 
he / she / it splurges
BrE BrE//ˈsplɜːdʒɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsplɜːrdʒɪz//
 
past simple splurged
BrE BrE//splɜːdʒd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//splɜːrdʒd//
 
past participle splurged
BrE BrE//splɜːdʒd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//splɜːrdʒd//
 
-ing form splurging
BrE BrE//ˈsplɜːdʒɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsplɜːrdʒɪŋ//
 
Shopping in stores
 
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[transitive, intransitive] splurge (something) (on something) (informal) to spend a lot of money on something that you do not really need He splurged his whole week’s wages on a champagne dinner. She splurged out more than she could afford on loads of new clothes. See related entries: Shopping in stores Word Origin early 19th cent. (originally US): probably imitative.
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