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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’ e-mail systems
We spread the blanket on the grass and sat down on it.
The map was spread on the floor.
Butter spreads more easily when it hasn’t been in the refrigerator.
Maureen spread jam on her toast.
First, spread the bread with mayonnaise.
We will bring in extra staff to spread the workload.
You can spread your payments over two, three, or five years.
Attacks of the illness were spread over a three-year period.
Smythe spread his financial risk by investing in a wide range of businesses.
There are 54 community colleges spread across California.
Indonesia is a nation of over 200 million people, spread over 17,000 islands.
Someone has been spreading nasty rumors about Stella’s private life.
First, lie on the floor with your arms spread wide.
Smiling at people was Debra’s way of spreading a little happiness.
A gang of drug dealers was spreading terror in the neighborhood.
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