fan out

Definitions of fan out
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v move outward

“The soldiers fanned out
Synonyms:
diffuse, spread, spread out
Types:
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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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