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spatter on someone or something

[for a liquid or something moist] to splash onto someone or something. When Kelly painted the hallway, a lot of paint spattered on the floor. The hot fat spattered on me.
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spatter someone or something up

to get drops of a liquid or bits of something moist onto someone or something. The painter spattered his partner up when he dropped the paint bucket accidentally. The falling paint bucket spattered up the wall.
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spatter someone or something with something

to splash someone or something with drops of a liquid or bits of something moist. Frank spattered us with grapefruit juice as he was eating a half of grapefruit. He even spattered the wall with juice.
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spatter something around

to scatter bits or drops of a liquid or something moist here and there. Ted spattered paint around everywhere when he redecorated his kitchen. Don't spatter around the paint.
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spatter something on(to) someone or something

to scatter or splash bits or drops of a liquid or something moist onto someone or something. Who spattered barbecue sauce onto the wall? The paint can fell and spattered paint on everyone.
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Working in sections, applying the paint in a zigzag M or W pattern and then filling in the pattern will also lessen the likelihood of spattering.
Richly illustrated, the book shows ways the medium can be used to imitate the qualities of oils and watercolors in addition to the use of acrylics for collage, stenciling, spattering, spraying, sfumato, impasto, and much more.
The best way to extinguish a candle is to use a special candle snuffer or candle quencher to prevent hot wax from spattering.
Leaping up, she snatched her papers out of harm's way, spattering droplets as far as the counter mirror and onto the suddenly hunched shoulders of other customers.
application, with good hiding - which often means one-coat coverage - and minimal spattering.
He] took as blithe a pleasure in deceiving his enemy (or his friend) by some unscrupulous jest, as in spattering the brains of a cornered mob of Germans one by one with his African knob-kerri (qtd.