splash across/over

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of splash across/over

:to put (something, such as a photograph or news headline) in a place or position where it will be easily seen by many people
  • The scandal was splashed across the front page.
  • Her picture was splashed (all) over the news.

Word by Word Definitions

splash play
  1. : to strike and dash about a liquid or semiliquid substance

  2. : to move in or into a liquid or semiliquid substance and cause it to spatter

  3. : to become spattered about

  1. : splashed liquid or semiliquid substance

  2. : a spot or daub from or as if from splashed liquid

  3. : a colored patch

across play
  1. : from one side to the opposite side of : over, through

  2. : on the opposite side of

  3. : so as to intersect or pass through at an angle

  1. : in a position reaching from one side to the other : crosswise

  2. : to or on the opposite side

  3. : so as to be understandable, acceptable, or successful

  1. : being in a crossed position

over play
  1. : across a barrier or intervening (see intervene 4) space

  2. : forward beyond an edge or brink and often down

  3. : across the brim

  1. used as a function word to indicate motion or situation in a position higher than or above another

  2. used as a function word to indicate the possession of authority, power, or jurisdiction in regard to some thing or person

  3. used as a function word to indicate superiority, advantage, or preference

  1. : upper, higher

  2. : outer, covering

  3. : excessive

  1. : to leap over

  1. : so as to exceed or surpass

  2. : excessive

  3. : to an excessive degree


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