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scatter

scat·ter

scatter

 
 
pronunciation:
skae tr
part of speech: verb
inflections: scattered, scattering, scatters
definition 1: to cause to separate in all directions.
Strong winds scattered the clouds.
synonyms:
dispel, disperse
antonyms:
collect, gather
similar words:
distribute, separate
definition 2: to toss here and there.
The farmer scattered grain for the chickens.
synonyms:
distribute, spread
similar words:
broadcast, cast, circulate, disperse, sift, sow
definition 3: to separate and move quickly in different directions.
The crowd scattered at the sound of thunder.
synonyms:
disperse
antonyms:
gather
similar words:
dissolve, flee, sift, spread
derivations: scatterable (adj.), scatterer (n.)