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    scatter

    scatter - Dictionary definition and meaning for word scatter

    Definition
    (noun) a haphazard distribution in all directions
    Synonyms : spread
    Definition
    (noun) the act of scattering
    Synonyms : scattering , strewing
    Definition
    (verb) to cause to separate and go in different directions
    Synonyms : break up , dispel , disperse , dissipate
    Example Sentence
    • She waved her hand and scattered the crowds
    Definition
    (verb) move away from each other
    Synonyms : disperse , dissipate , spread out
    Example Sentence
    • The crowds dispersed
    • The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached
    Definition
    (verb) distribute loosely
    Synonyms : disperse , dot , dust , sprinkle
    Example Sentence
    • He scattered gun powder under the wagon
    Definition
    (verb) sow by scattering
    Example Sentence
    • scatter seeds
    Definition
    (verb) cause to separate
    Synonyms : break up , disperse
    Example Sentence
    • break up kidney stones
    • disperse particles
    Definition
    (verb) strew or distribute over an area
    Synonyms : spread , spread out
    Example Sentence
    • He spread fertilizer over the lawn
    • scatter cards across the table
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