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Main Entry: 1spread
Pronunciation: primarystressspred
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): spread; spread·ing
1 a : to open over a larger area <spread out a map> b : to stretch out : EXTEND <spread her arms wide>
2 a : to scatter over an area <spread fertilizer> b : to give out over a period or among a group <spread the work over several weeks> c : to put a layer of on a surface <spread butter on bread> d : to cover something with <spread the cloth on the table> e : to prepare for a meal : SET <spread a table>
3 a : to become or cause to become widely known <spread the news> <the panic spread rapidly> b : to extend the range or occurrence of <spread a disease>
4 : to stretch or move apart <spread one's fingers>
- spread·able /primarystressspred-schwa-bschwal/ adjective


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