from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To indulge in an extravagant expense or luxury.
- intransitive v. To be showy or ostentatious.
- transitive v. To spend extravagantly or wastefully.
- n. An extravagant display.
- n. An expensive indulgence; a spree.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To gush, to flow or move in a rush.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A blustering demonstration, or great effort; a great display.
- intransitive v. To make a great display in any way, especially in oratory.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A blustering, noisy, or ostentatious demonstration, display, or effort.
- To make an ostentatious demonstration or display.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. indulge oneself
- v. be showy or ostentatious
- n. any act of immoderate indulgence
- n. an ostentatious display (of effort or extravagance etc.)
"The connotation of the term splurge is unpleasant.
Sometimes the splurge is worth it and in this case, the splurge knocks out the cheaper specials by a long shot.
It's a common and simple principle, but it bears repeating for others: "Wait one week and see if the burning urge to splurge is there," wrote Al Viviano.
This sort of splurge is a variant shopper's thrill.
You can’t beat 2 regular slices of plain cheese NY pizza (costing you under $5 at most places), and I’m still a huge fan of the the various 99 Cent Pizza places - but every once in a while a pizza splurge is in order.
My splurge was a paperback copy of The Long Goodbye, which turned out to be my favorite Raymond Chandler book.
The opening pages, which introduce us to what Mahler called his "suns and planets revolving", could politely be described as a splurge, while the unleashing of the brass for the Accende lumen and Hostem repellas sections brought all the clarity of a herd of stampeding buffalo.
It's a clear sign of the continuing evolution of video games when hot titles splurge on big mainstream media ads.
Anyway, everyone break out your "splurge" wines and have a safe and happpy holiday!
That's something else I noticed - if I "splurge" and spend more on my veggies by going to a proper fruit and veg shop and not the supermarket, I enjoy the food more, I eat more and I throw less out as waste - so also, not actually more expensive.