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

 

Hyponyms: divaricate, exfoliate, grass, butterfly, uncross, splay, aerosolize, aerosolise, break, volley, percolate, grow over, creep, run, bleed, mantle, dispread, bush out, manure, muck, birdlime, lime, circumfuse, distribute

 

Derivational Morphology: opening, scatter, spread, scattering, strewing, dissipation, dispersion, turnout, spreading, dispersal, dissemination, diffusion, broadcaster, spreader

 

Anagrams: outspread

 

 
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