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splurge

noun \ ˈsplərj \
|Updated on: 20 Aug 2018

Definition of splurge

: an ostentatious effort, display, or expenditure

Recent Examples of splurge from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of splurge

perhaps blend of splash and surge


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splurge

verb

Definition of splurge

splurged; splurging
1 : to make a splurge
2 : to indulge oneself extravagantly often used with on
  • splurge on a new dress
: to spend extravagantly or ostentatiously

Examples of splurge in a Sentence

  1. You should let yourself splurge once in a while.

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First Known Use of splurge

1843

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

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SPLURGE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of splurge for English Language Learners

  • : to spend more money than usual on something for yourself


SPLURGE Defined for Kids

splurge

verb \ ˈsplərj \

Definition of splurge for Students

splurged; splurging
: to spend lavishly or give in to indulgence
  • I decided to splurge and order a banana split.


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