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There were concerns about the spread of fighting to other regions.
The aim of US foreign policy at that time was to prevent the spread of communism.
The spread of literacy has greatly improved the region’s economic performance.
They still do not know how to prevent the spread of the disease.
Close doors to delay the spread of fire and smoke.
We prefer low-fat spreads to butter.
You minimize risk by investing in a spread of companies.
a double-page/two-page spread
The mature plant is around six feet tall with a spread of four feet.
That was quite a spread they put on last night.