Definition of splurge in English:

splurge

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noun

informal
  • 1An act of spending money freely or extravagantly.

    • ‘the annual pre-Christmas splurge’
    • ‘That was a first-night splurge with friends, but most of the food we'll eat will be simple and as authentic as possible and that usually means inexpensive.’
    • ‘Founded in 1947, the retailer went on one of the biggest expansion splurges in fashion history between 1999 and 2002, more than doubling its turnover and opening over 300 new shops.’
    • ‘Stainless steel appliances and granite work surfaces - further examples of the Woods' strategic splurges - amplify the room's congenial personality.’
    • ‘I can hold back on splurges when shopping anywhere, but the restrain only lasts so long, and if I'm shopping alone then it lasts hardly at all.’
    • ‘The big splurges were the adjustable-height light fixtures from Germany and the nickel-plated faucet.’
    • ‘Around half of us make a habit of running up huge credit card bills so why not make the most of shopping splurges and pay using a credit card linked to a charity of your choice?’
    • ‘You also get the impression that these new shoes are something of a splurge for Gilbert, who puts them on right away (the shoes become a more important motif later in the film).’
    • ‘Today's belt-tightening has taught execs that they can get a lot more out of their equipment than they had been getting, so spending splurges are unlikely until they see the end of such gains.’
    • ‘This is the place to go for the mother of all splurges.’
    1. 1.1A large or excessive amount of something.
      ‘there has recently been a splurge of teach-yourself books’
      • ‘His recent cuttings files have, lest we forget, taken in two splurges of coverage that only heightened the sense of smouldering hostility.’
      bout, excess, surfeit, overindulgence, overconsumption

Pronunciation

splurge

/splərj/ /splərdʒ/

transitive verb

[with object] informal
  • Spend (money) freely or extravagantly.

    • ‘I'd splurged about $2,500 on clothes’
    • ‘we splurged on T-bone steaks’
    pay out, lay out, expend, disburse

Pronunciation

splurge

/splərj/ /splərdʒ/

Origin

Early 19th century (originally US): probably imitative.