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English noun: splurge

1. splurge (communication) an ostentatious display (of effort or extravagance etc.)

Broader (hypernym)fanfare, flash, ostentation

2. splurge (act) any act of immoderate indulgence

SamplesAn orgy of shopping.
An emotional binge.
A splurge of spending.

Synonymsbinge, orgy

Broader (hypernym)humoring, indulgence, indulging, pampering

English verb: splurge

1. splurge (possession) indulge oneself

SamplesI splurged on a new TV.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)consume, squander, ware, waste

2. splurge (perception) be showy or ostentatious

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)flash, flaunt, ostentate, show off, swank

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