splurge

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v splurge be showy or ostentatious
    • v splurge indulge oneself "I splurged on a new TV"
    • n splurge any act of immoderate indulgence "an orgy of shopping","an emotional binge","a splurge of spending"
    • n splurge an ostentatious display (of effort or extravagance etc.)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Splurge spl├╗rj A blustering demonstration, or great effort; a great display.
    • v. i Splurge To make a great display in any way, especially in oratory.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n splurge A blustering, noisy, or ostentatious demonstration, display, or effort.
    • splurge To make an ostentatious demonstration or display.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Splurge splurj any boisterous display
    • v.i Splurge to make such a display
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Usage

In literature:

I could see Schultz think, and revive, and splurge with his bets again.
"The House of Pride" by Jack London
One grand splurge, and it was all over.
"Half a Rogue" by Harold MacGrath
Father was able to splurge, on Di's prospects; and probably Kitty Main contributed to the expense, for she and her maid came to stay with us.
"Secret History Revealed By Lady Peggy O'Malley" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
And he's been talking a good deal with Mr. Splurge.
"Plays of Near & Far" by Lord Dunsany
Betty Wales was going to tell us how the 'Merry Hearts' could go out with a splurge.
"Betty Wales Senior" by Margaret Warde
His sudden splurge had been too much for the strength of the oar he was handling; and it had broken in two!
"Afloat on the Flood" by Lawrence J. Leslie
They knew about a couple of her matrimonial splurges.
"The House of Torchy" by Sewell Ford
There was to be no splurge.
"Prince or Chauffeur?" by Lawrence Perry
The wretched man leaned forward, bit his nether-lip, and then with a sudden splurge of speech informed her of the sorry masquerade.
"Chivalry" by James Branch Cabell
It created a new land splurge.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
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In poetry:

The second appears, a melancholy splurge
Of theological colours;
Taps heavily about like a healthy vulture
Distributing deep-frozen hope.
"Ten Types of Hospital Visitor" by Charles Causley

In news:

When to save and when to splurge.
Splurging in Spite of Tight Budgets.
RGIII splurges on Tempur-Pedic, shops at Kohl 's, gets movies from Redbox.
Demo splurges on other people's kids, study says By Christopher Heine.
At $9 each, the scents make for a guilt-free splurge.
In these uneasy economic times, most of us aren't splurging on outstanding meals as often as we might have in the past.
Hit the beach in these comfy, cute options, from designer splurges to cheap-chic designs.
Outdoor Gear Worth Splurging On.
But occasionally we come across an event that looks worth the splurge.
What's Your Biggest Beauty Splurge .
Tablets save or splurge .
The Urge to Splurge .
Best Way to Splurge .
Splurge Studios is a one-stop glam shop offering everything from fun and sexy clothes to a total diva photography session.
Show Clothes Splurge or Steal.
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