splurge / splərj/ inf. • n. an act of spending money freely or extravagantly: the annual pre-Christmas splurge. ∎ a large or excessive amount of something: there has recently been a splurge of teach-yourself books.• v. [tr.] spend (money) freely or extravagantly: I'd splurged about $2,500 on clothes | [intr.] we splurged on T-bone steaks.