Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To indulge in an extravagant expense or luxury.
  • intransitive verb To spend extravagantly or wastefully.
  • noun An expensive indulgence; a spree.
  • noun An extravagant display or large amount.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A blustering, noisy, or ostentatious demonstration, display, or effort.
  • To make an ostentatious demonstration or display.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Slang, U.S. A blustering demonstration, or great effort; a great display.
  • intransitive verb Slang, U.S. To make a great display in any way, especially in oratory.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To gush, to flow or move in a rush.

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

  • verb indulge oneself
  • verb be showy or ostentatious
  • noun any act of immoderate indulgence
  • noun an ostentatious display (of effort or extravagance etc.)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Perhaps blend of splash and surge.]

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Possibly from a blend of splash and surge.

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