splash around

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splash around

1. To move around in some amount or body of water in a playful, frenetic manner, causing lots of splashes in the process. Don't splash around too much in the bath, kids. I don't want the floor getting all wet. I used to love going to the pool as a kid and splashing around for the whole day.
2. To slosh around inside of something. The soup splashed around in the large serving bowl as the waiter wheeled it around the dining room. I drank too much water just before the run. Now I can feel it splashing around in my belly with every step I take!
3. To cause some liquid to slosh around in or out of something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "splash" and "about." Be careful not to splash the wine around as you carry those glasses to the table. I poured some water into the urn and splashed it around to rinse dust out.
See also: around, splash