|Origin:||plash 'to splash' (16-19 centuries), perhaps from Dutch plassen|
if a liquid splashes, it hits or falls on something and makes a noise
The ocean splashed against the pier.
2 [transitive always + adverb/preposition]
to make someone or something wet with a lot of small drops of water or other liquid
splash something on/over/with etc something
He splashed cold water on his face.
3 [intransitive] also splash about/around
to make water fly up in the air with a loud noise by hitting it or by moving around in it:
The children were splashing about in the pool.
She ran up the drive, splashing through the puddles.
4 [transitive] informalTCN
if a newspaper or television programme splashes a story or picture on the page or screen, it makes it large and easy to notice
The gunman's picture was splashed across the front page.
splash out (something)phrasal verb
splash out (something) on
We splashed out on a new kitchen.
Last year Roberts splashed out more than £1 million to buy a new home.