fan out

Definitions of fan out
  1. verb
    move outward
    “The soldiers fanned out
    synonyms: diffuse, spread, spread out
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    percolate
    spread gradually
    creep
    grow or spread, often in such a way as to cover (a surface)
    bleed, run
    be diffused
    mantle
    spread over a surface, like a mantle
    crock
    release color when rubbed, of badly dyed fabric
    type of:
    distribute, spread
    distribute or disperse widely
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