spread out

Definitions of spread out
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v extend in one or more directions

Synonyms:
expand
Antonyms:
contract, shrink
become smaller or draw together
Types:
dispread
spread abroad or out
bush out
grow outward
Type of:
grow
become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain

v strew or distribute over an area

Synonyms:
scatter, spread
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manure, muck
spread manure, as for fertilization
birdlime, lime
spread birdlime on branches to catch birds
circumfuse
spread something around something
distribute
spread throughout a given area
Type of:
circulate, distribute, pass around, pass on
cause be distributed

v spread out or open from a closed or folded state

Synonyms:
open, spread, unfold
Antonyms:
fold, fold up, turn up
bend or lay so that one part covers the other
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divaricate
spread apart
exfoliate
spread by opening the leaves of
grass
spread out clothes on the grass to let it dry and bleach
butterfly
cut and spread open, as in preparation for cooking
uncross
change from a crossed to an uncrossed position
splay
spread open or apart
Type of:
undo
cancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect

v move outward

Synonyms:
diffuse, fan out, spread
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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

v move away from each other

Synonyms:
disperse, dissipate, scatter
Types:
aerosolise, aerosolize
become dispersed as an aerosol
break
scatter or part
volley
be dispersed in a volley
Type of:
part, separate, split
go one's own way; move apart

v turn outward

Synonyms:
rotate, splay, turn out
Type of:
turn
change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense

v set out or stretch in a line, succession, or series

Synonyms:
string out
Type of:
arrange, set up
put into a proper or systematic order

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