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SPLURGE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does splurge mean? 

SPLURGE (noun)
  The noun SPLURGE has 2 senses:

1. an ostentatious display (of effort or extravagance etc.)
2. any act of immoderate indulgence

  Familiarity information: SPLURGE used as a noun is rare.


SPLURGE (verb)
  The verb SPLURGE has 2 senses:

1. indulge oneself
2. be showy or ostentatious

  Familiarity information: SPLURGE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SPLURGE (noun)


Sense 1splurge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An ostentatious display (of effort or extravagance etc.)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("splurge" is a kind of...):

fanfare; flash; ostentation (a gaudy outward display)


Sense 2splurge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any act of immoderate indulgence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

binge; orgy; splurge

Context examples:

an orgy of shopping / an emotional binge / a splurge of spending

Hypernyms ("splurge" is a kind of...):

humoring; indulgence; indulging; pampering (the act of indulging or gratifying a desire)


SPLURGE (verb)


Sense 1splurge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Indulge oneself

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

splurge; fling

Context example:

I splurged on a new TV

Hypernyms (to "splurge" is one way to...):

consume; squander; ware; waste (spend extravagantly)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2splurge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be showy or ostentatious

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Hypernyms (to "splurge" is one way to...):

flash; flaunt; ostentate; show off; swank (display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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