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spread

spread

 
pronunciation:
spred
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part of speech: verb
inflections: spread, spreading, spreads
definition 1: to open or stretch wide.
He spread the map on the table.She spread her arms to catch the ball.
 
synonyms:
expand, extend, stretch
similar words:
lay out, unfold
definition 2: to put on in a layer.
Marta always spreads jam on her bread.
similar words:
apply, coat, paint, pave, pile
definition 3: to make known to many people.
Please spread the news about the meeting.
similar words:
publish, scatter
derivation: spreadable (adj.)
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  • spreader:
    a machine for spreading something on a surface.
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