Phrasal verb: splash out

April 22, 2013 by Angela Boothroyd

To splash out is to spend a lot of money on something, especially something that you don’t really need.

Mainly informal UK English.

Often followed by ‘on’.

Examples of use:

1. My neighbours have splashed out on a new swimming pool.

2. After they won the lottery, they splashed out on gold jewellery, designer clothes, and antique furniture.

3. Let’s splash out and book a holiday to Barbados.

4. We’re splashing out on a new car.

5. If I pass my English exams I’ll splash out and take you all for an expensive meal!

infinitive splash out
present simple splash out and splashes out
-ing form splashing out
past simple splashed out
past participle splashed out

Have you splashed out on anything recently?

Practise your English and write a sentence using ‘splash out’. You’re welcome to send your sentences to me, or share them in the comments

Image © Steve Garner

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