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splatter up (something)

1. To splash or spatter up the length of something. Mud splattered up my pantlegs during the hike. The storm kept getting worse, and huge roiling waves splattered up the sides of the cliffs.
2. To cause some liquid splash or spatter up the length of something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "splatter" and "up." Be careful out there—you're splattering mud up the side of the house! The bacon splattered grease up the wall behind the stove as it cooked in the pan.
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splatter someone or something up

to cover someone or something with drops of a liquid. The painter splattered his coworker up with both red and blue. Don't splatter up the wall!
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If you are looking for an easy read that will entertain and provide many laughs, "Smashed, Squashed, Splattered, Chewed, Chunked, and Spewed" is the book for you.
During his kitchen stint, for example, Anderson noticed that drops of splattered beef gravy congealed on the walls of a freezer have peaks.
Though far less powerful than the rifle, his 9mm pistol fired an expanding hollow-point slug that splattered the melon impressively.
Now the rug was clean, but Dad's bed was splattered with pink.
Wreaths and a photo of airman Stanley Forsyth, who died recently at 98, were also splattered with paint.
Splattered with bits and bobs that are reminiscent of Assault On Precinct 13, F falls between two stools.
Inspectors from the CQC found blood stains on floors and curtains, blood splattered on trays used to carry equipment and badly soiled mattresses in the A&E department with stains soaked through.
HE Has fought the Gremlins, survived the blades of Jason Voorhees in Friday The 13th movies and been splattered with more fake blood than Freddy Krueger's stunt double.
A man accused of brutally battering a gay arts lecturer to death and cutting up his body gave a book to a prison inmate splattered with the victim's blood, Birmingham Crown Court heard.
Alongside his programmatic use of stitching and collage and the fact that, in many of his paintings, the image is hemmed in above and below by horizontal bands dotted with paint squeezed fresh from the tube--a constraining ego splattered by bubbling id juice--Tal R's self splitting was one of several structural nods to a notion of polymorphous and barely integrated selfhood.
The egg splattered on the back of the screen tough guy's left shoulder as he waded through the crowd at California State University in Long Beach.
A woman called police after she realised a pellet had splattered paint over her handbag.
Dowdy tried to break into a home in Grants Pass, Oregon, by throwing a can of paint through a sliding glass window, but his luck started to fail when the can fell to the floor and splattered on the ground.
A whirlwind of unlikely tales about the 'romance' between Robbie and the lovely Nicole has been splattered all over the papers.