March 18, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
spatter /ˈspætɚ/ verb

spatters; spattered; spattering

The car is spattering mud everywhere.
The car is spattering mud everywhere.
Learner's definition of SPATTER

: to cause drops of a liquid to be thrown forcefully in different directions

[+ object]

  • A passing car spattered [=splattered] mud all over her new coat.

  • The dog jumped in the pool and spattered us with water.

  • His clothes were spattered with paint.

[no object]

  • When you cook bacon, the grease spatters everywhere.

  • He showed me how to use the paintbrush so the paint wouldn't spatter.

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