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To spread over an area - synonyms or related words

spread out

if people in a group spread out, they move away from one another so that they cover a large area

disperse

verb

to spread, or to make things spread, in different directions over a wide area

fan out

to spread objects or parts out, often in the shape of a semi-circle

sprawl

verb

to stretch over or across something in an ugly and messy way

distribute

verb

to spread something over an area

pervade

verb

formal

to spread through the whole of something and become a very obvious feature of it

spill over

to spread to other areas

run

verb

if something such as paint or ink runs, it spreads to where it should not be

diffuse

verb

if a gas or liquid diffuses through a substance, or if it is diffused, it spreads through it

permeate

verb

if gas, liquid, or a smell permeates something, it spreads into and through every part of it

ruburb

an area in the countryside where there are both housing developments and farms, and many people travel to work in nearby cities

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