To splurge is to indulge yourself. You can also go on a splurge if you spend a lot or act extravagantly in another way.

Anyone might have a cupcake. If you have 10 cupcakes, that's a splurge. When you go on a splurge or are splurging, it usually applies to money. Splurging happens when you see a lot of things you want — or even one very expensive thing — and buy it, even though you might not be able to afford it. When you splurge, you're going wild in some way. A splurge is sometimes called a binge.

Definitions of splurge
  1. verb
    indulge oneself
    “I splurged on a new TV”
    synonyms: fling
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    type of:
    consume, squander, ware, waste
    spend extravagantly
  2. verb
    be showy or ostentatious
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    type of:
    flash, flaunt, ostentate, show off, swank
    display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously
  3. noun
    any act of immoderate indulgence
    “a splurge of spending”
    synonyms: binge, orgy
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    type of:
    humoring, indulgence, indulging, pampering
    the act of indulging or gratifying a desire
  4. noun
    an ostentatious display (of effort or extravagance etc.)
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    type of:
    fanfare, flash, ostentation
    a gaudy outward display
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