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English noun: splatter

1. splatter (event) the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively

SamplesHe heard a spatter of gunfire.

Synonymsspatter, spattering, splattering, splutter, sputter, sputtering

Broader (hypernym)noise

2. splatter (quantity) a small quantity of something moist or liquid

SamplesA dab of paint.
A splatter of mud.
Just a splash of whiskey.

Synonymsdab, splash

Broader (hypernym)small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity

English verb: splatter

1. splatter (contact) cause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container

SamplesSpill the milk.
Splatter water.

ExamplesThey splatter the bread with melted butter

Synonymsslop, spill

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

Broader (hypernym)displace, move

Verb groupdisgorge, run out, shed, spill, spill

2. splatter (contact) dash a liquid upon or against

SamplesThe mother splashed the baby's face with water.

Synonymsplash, spatter, splash, splosh, swash

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody with something.
Somebody ----s something with something

Broader (hypernym)disperse, dot, dust, scatter, sprinkle

Narrower (hyponym)puddle, slosh, slosh around, slush, slush around

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