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Meaning of SPREAD OUT

 
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 Definition: 
  1. [v]  set out or stretch in a line, succession, or series, as of houses in a long row
  2. [v]  spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the map"; "spread your arms"
  3. [v]  move away from each other; "The crowds dispersed"; "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached";
  4. [v]  turn outward; "These birds can splay out their toes"
  5. [v]  move outward; "The soldiers fanned out"
  6. [v]  extend in one or more directions; "The dough expands"
  7. [v]  strew or distribute over an area; "He spread fertilizer over the lawn"; "scatter cards across the table"
 
 Synonyms: diffuse, disperse, dissipate, expand, fan out, open, scatter, splay, spread, spread, string out, turn out, unfold
 
 Antonyms: fold, fold up, turn up
 
 See Also: aerosolise, aerosolize, arrange, birdlime, bleed, break, bush out, butterfly, circulate, circumfuse, creep, dispread, distribute, divaricate, exfoliate, grass, grow, grow over, lime, mantle, manure, muck, part, pass around, pass on, percolate, rise, run, separate, set up, splay, split, turn, uncross, undo, volley

 

 

 

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