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Verb: spread out
  1. Move outward
    "The soldiers spread out";
    - diffuse, spread, fan out
     
  2. Set out or stretch in a line, succession, or series
    "the houses were spread out in a long row";
    - string out
     
  3. Strew or distribute over an area
    "He spread out fertilizer over the lawn";
    - spread, scatter
     
  4. Extend in one or more directions
    "The dough spreads out";
    - expand
     
  5. Turn outward
    - turn out, splay, rotate
     
  6. Move away from each other
    "The crowds spread out";
    - disperse, dissipate, scatter
     
  7. Spread out or open from a closed or folded state
    "spread out your arms";
    - unfold, spread, open
Adjective: spread-out
  1. Arranged in an only partially overlapping fan shape
    "the spread-out cards";
    - fanned
     
  2. Spread over a wide area, not concentrated in one place
    "a large spread-out organization";
    - diffuse

Derived forms: spreads out, spreading out, spread out

See also: distributed, spread

Type of: arrange, circulate, distribute, grow, part, pass around, pass on, separate, set up, split, spread, turn, undo