Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of splatter.
  • n. A mess of something splattered.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of splashing a (liquid) substance on a surface
  • n. the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively

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Examples

  • Their so-far peaceful anti-government rally drew more than 100,000 when it began last weekend, and they went on to use attention-grabbing tactics such as splattering Abhisit's home and offices with their own blood.

    The Sydney Morning Herald News Headlines

  • Being frozen, they would survive an impact without "splattering".

    BBC (UK) Homepage main promotional content

  • The storm came on inexorably, dropping first a few splattering drops, then sheets of cold rain that drowned our campfire.

    Bird Cloud

  • I dropped the pie, breaking china and splattering purple goo over my boots.

    The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf

  • “I know,” I said, laughing as tears streamed down my cheeks, splattering onto his face.

    The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf

  • Screaming indignantly the car rocketed down the drainage trench splashing water, strewing discarded beer cans and fast food wrappers back onto the hood of the Porsche, splattering mud.

    Cucumbertini

  • SA Sucks writes, “Apparently Sipho would empty the vuvuzela every often by swinging it wildly, splattering strings of HIV-positive/TB (& God knows what other nasty diseases) gob all over the hapless person behind, in front of and next to him.”

    Global Voices in English » South Africa: To vuvuzela or not to vuvuzela?

  • Apparently Sipho would empty the vuvuzela every often by swinging it wildly, splattering strings of HIV-positive/TB (& God knows what other nasty diseases) gob all over the hapless person behind, in front of and next to him.

    Global Voices in English » South Africa: To vuvuzela or not to vuvuzela?

  • The rain fell harder, splattering the stone, and the wind whistled through the stony corners of the terrace.

    End of Time

  • Victor, from Mexico, has yet to get the right amount of pressure on the syringe for the lentils; during his first few days he often presses too hard, splattering those nearest him with olive green batter.

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentices

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