splosh

To splosh is to move with a splashing sound or motion. You might splosh through a marsh to retrieve your escaped canoe.

You can splosh through the surf as you wait for a good body surfing wave, or you can splosh a pan of soapy water into your sink. Before most of us learn to swim, we mainly splosh through the water, keeping our feet touching the bottom of the pool. The word splosh sounds just like its meaning — its origin is imitative, very similar to splash. Both words were first used in the mid-nineteenth century.

Definitions of splosh
  1. verb
    dash a liquid upon or against
    synonyms: plash, spatter, splash, splatter, swash
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    types:
    puddle
    make a puddle by splashing water
    slosh, slosh around, slush, slush around
    spill or splash copiously or clumsily
    type of:
    disperse, dot, dust, scatter, sprinkle
    distribute loosely
  2. verb
    make a splashing sound
    synonyms: slosh, slush, splash
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    type of:
    go, sound
    make a certain noise or sound
  3. verb
    walk through mud or mire
    “We had to splosh across the wet meadow”
    synonyms: slop, slosh, splash, squelch, squish
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    type of:
    footslog, pad, plod, slog, tramp, trudge
    walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud
  4. verb
    cause (a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force
    synonyms: splash, sprinkle
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    types:
    salt
    sprinkle as if with salt
    drizzle, moisten
    moisten with fine drops
    type of:
    disperse, dot, dust, scatter, sprinkle
    distribute loosely
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