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To spread over an area - thesaurus

Synonyms

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 untidy 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

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be strewn (with)

to be covered with things that are spread around in a careless or untidy way

dispersal

noun

the process of spreading things or people in different directions over a wide area

distribution

noun

the process of spreading something over an area or the way in which it is spread

dot

verb

mainly literary to be in many parts of a place

expand

verb

formal to open something that is folded

impregnate

verb

to make a substance such as a liquid spread all the way through something

litter

verb

if something is littered with things, there are many of them in it

pepper

verb

to be in many different places all over a surface

radiate

verb

if lines, paths, or roads radiate from a central point, they spread out from it

spread

noun

the growth or development of something, so that it affects a larger area or a larger number of people

spread

verb

to be present in many parts of a large area

spread out

to put people in many parts of a large area

straggle

verb

to grow or spread in an untidy way

suffuse

verb

literary to spread over or through something

sweep

verb

to stretch over a large area, especially in a long wide curve

travel

verb

to spread from one place to another in a way that affects or influences a lot of people

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