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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.
See also: around, spatter

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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Blood spatter analysis requires the same expert interpretation as fingerprints.
In the future, resident blood spatter analysts may become as common as fingerprint experts in law enforcement agencies; however, the lack of these specialists in no way should preclude obtaining vital blood spatter evidence at crime scenes.
PHOTO (1) Rain spatters Buddha figures for sale at Wat Thai Buddhist Temple in North Hollywood, which was celebrating Thai new year on Saturday.
Color is laid down as if the artist were constantly consulting a painter's encyclopedia of possible gestures: Virile AbEx spatters and comic-book explosions interweave with elegant, calligraphic lines like those of Brice Marden; Feldschuh's nervously articulated biomechanical forms, meanwhile, owe something to Inka Essenhigh or Alex Ross.
Shattuck said he could see blood spatters and massive holes in the warehouse from the heavy weapons and grenades.
The resulting viscous and bubbly surfaces blend with grounds of juicy earth-toned spatters and drips.
Q When welding we use an anti-spatter spray, yet afterwards we still spend a great deal of time removing this spatter by scraping it away.
A The removal of spatter is extremely time consuming and subsequently very costly.