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UN leaders hope to prevent the fighting from spreading.
Rain will spread from the west this evening.
Anti-globalization protests spread rapidly across the globe.
Within less than an hour, the fire had spread to the fuel stores.
She heard a shot, then saw a dark-red stain spreading across his shirt.
Cholera spread quickly through the refugee camp.
Soldiers returning from the war soon spread the disease through most of the region.
a computer virus that spread rapidly through users' email systems
Butter spreads more easily when it hasn't been in the fridge.
Maureen spread jam on her toast.
First, spread the bread with mayonnaise.
We will bring in extra staff to spread the workload.
Someone has been spreading nasty rumours about Stella's private life.
This is the British English definition of spread. View American English definition of spread.