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    spread out

    to open something that is folded so that it covers a surface

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    spread out

    to move your arms, legs, or hands so that they are far apart

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food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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