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Dictionary Definition

splurge

Noun

1 an ostentatious display (of effort or extravagance etc.)
2 any act of immoderate indulgence; "an orgy of shopping"; "an emotional binge"; "a splurge of spending" [syn: orgy, binge]

Verb

1 indulge oneself; "I splurged on a new TV" [syn: fling]
2 be showy or ostentatious

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Verb

  1. To spend lavishly or extravagantly, especially money.
    They decided to splurge on the biggest banana split for dessert.
    The tomato sauce was splurged all over the chips. (British English)

Translations

To spend lavishly or extravagantly

Translations

An extravagant indulgence

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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