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Verb: scatter  ska-tu(r)
  1. Cause to separate and go in different directions
    "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds";
    - disperse, dissipate, dispel, break up
  2. Move away from each other
    "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached";
    - disperse, dissipate, spread out
  3. Distribute loosely
    "He scattered gun powder under the wagon";
    - sprinkle, dot, dust, disperse
  4. Sow by scattering
    "scatter seeds"
  5. Make a single entity or group split or become diffuse
    "scatter kidney stones";
    - break up, disperse
  6. Strew or distribute over an area
    "scatter cards across the table";
    - spread, spread out
Noun: scatter  ska-tu(r)
  1. A haphazard distribution in all directions
    - spread
  2. The act of scattering
    - scattering, strewing

Derived forms: scattered, scatters, scattering

Type of: change integrity, circulate, discharge, dispersion, distribute, distribution, divide, part, pass around, pass on, seed, separate, sow, split, spread, spreading

Encyclopedia: Scatter