to indulge oneself in some luxury or pleasure, especially a costly one: They splurged on a trip to Europe.
to show off.
to spend (money) lavishly or ostentatiously: He splurged thousands on the party.
an ostentatious display, especially an extravagantly expensive one.
- splurg·i·ly, adverb
- splurgy, adjective
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How to use splurge in a sentence
If you’re an everyday juicer, the splurge might be worth it for you since you’ll get a lot of use out of your juicer.Best juicer: All your homemade juicing needs are just a squeeze away | Irena Collaku | July 14, 2021 | Popular-Science
Unless you’re raking in cash from the TikTok creator program or you sold your Dogecoin at just the right time, $300 Bluetooth earbuds are a serious splurge.Sony WF-1000XM4 wireless earbuds review: Impressive performance at a price | Stan Horaczek | July 13, 2021 | Popular-Science
Aside from a few pandemic splurges — including a sweatsuit and sweatshirt from Beyoncé's athleisure line Ivy Park that set him back $700 — it was his first shopping spree in more than a year.
Convection microwaves can be pretty pricey, but the overall effect and preservation of flavor profiles on your favorite foods make the splurge worth it.The best microwaves: This way for buttery popcorn and tempting leftovers | PopSci Commerce Team | January 22, 2021 | Popular-Science
It’s a beast of a machine and the most expensive item on this list, but if you’re looking for a splurge, it’s great at what it does.Gifts to turn any coffee-lover’s kitchen into a cafe | John Kennedy | December 17, 2020 | Popular-Science
Someone closer to their maintenance weight may be able to splurge more often than someone just starting a diet.When Is It OK to Cheat? The Pros and Cons of Cheat Days | DailyBurn | July 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Many of them can splurge regularly on things that traditional families sometimes cannot, such as theater tickets.
The Founding Father had good reason to splurge after many Christmases that were lean on cheer.
Always a wealthy man, Washington was known to splurge on diversions for his family and guests.
Mothers-to-be covet it like a Birkin bag, and celebrity moms are known to splurge on it.How Different Is Raising the Royal Baby From a Typical American Child? | Kevin Fallon, Lizzie Crocker | July 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Whereupon, as is the custom with fishermen who write, it will make a grand splurge of its catch on paper.Bizarre | Lawton Mackall
He liked to splurge and, as a consequence, he was constantly floundering beyond his depth.Max Fargus | Owen Johnson
Having a great deal of money, he wanted more—enough to make the grandest kind of splurge in a puddle where splurge was everything.The Fashionable Adventures of Joshua Craig | David Graham Phillips
There is always a grand cadenza where you must play all alone and "make a splurge."Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
And we sed the same after the splurge uv the 22d uv February last.Swingin Round the Cirkle. | Petroleum V. Nasby
British Dictionary definitions for splurge
an ostentatious display, esp of wealth
a bout of unrestrained extravagance
(often foll by on) to spend (money) unrestrainedly or extravagantly
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