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    spread out - Dictionary definition and meaning for word spread out

    Definition
    (verb) move outward
    Synonyms : diffuse , fan out , spread
    Example Sentence
    • The soldiers fanned out
    Definition
    (verb) set out or stretch in a line, succession, or series
    Synonyms : string out
    Example Sentence
    • the houses were strung out in a long row
    Definition
    (verb) strew or distribute over an area
    Synonyms : scatter , spread
    Example Sentence
    • He spread fertilizer over the lawn
    • scatter cards across the table
    Definition
    (verb) extend in one or more directions
    Synonyms : expand
    Example Sentence
    • The dough expands
    Definition
    (verb) turn outward
    Synonyms : rotate , splay , turn out
    Example Sentence
    • These birds can splay out their toes
    • ballet dancers can rotate their legs out by 90 degrees
    Definition
    (verb) move away from each other
    Synonyms : disperse , dissipate , scatter
    Example Sentence
    • The crowds dispersed
    • The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached
    Definition
    (verb) spread out or open from a closed or folded state
    Synonyms : open , spread , unfold
    Example Sentence
    • open the map
    • spread your arms
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