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splash out (something)

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsplash out (something) phrasal verb British English informalto spend a lot of money on something on We splashed out on a new kitchen. Last year Roberts splashed out more than £1 million to buy a new home. splash→ See Verb table
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splash out I never had a sense of abundance, of being able to splash out and enjoy myself.If you don't want to splash out on Dry Shampoo, ordinary talcum powder will do the same trick.You can also splash out on extra nitro-injectors, giving a short but effective blast of speed.Then there are the lucky few who, every now and then, would splash out upwards of £1,000 on a single fish.Maybe so, but he splashes out when he gets there.splash onThen there are the lucky few who, every now and then, would splash out upwards of £1,000 on a single fish.The devoted duo have splashed out £50,000 on Butlins visits - £1,000 more than they paid for their house.The Government Family Spending survey found people are splashing out less on food and clothing and more on homes.To improve its image, the firm is splashing out £3 million on sponsoring a boat in the 1993 round-the-world yacht race.Both singers have splashed out £100,000 on their live shows.And, thankfully, many can afford to splash out a little on treats and luxuries.Palace are themselves interested in splashing out £2 million on Wimbledon's Terry Phelan.
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Verb table
splash
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysplash
he, she, itsplashes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysplashed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave splashed
he, she, ithas splashed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad splashed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill splash
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have splashed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam splashing
he, she, itis splashing
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you, we, theyare splashing
Past
I, he, she, itwas splashing
you, we, theywere splashing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been splashing
he, she, ithas been splashing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been splashing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be splashing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been splashing
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