spread out

Definitions of spread out
  1. verb
    extend in one or more directions
    synonyms: expand
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    contract, shrink
    become smaller or draw together
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    dispread
    spread abroad or out
    bush out
    grow outward
    type of:
    grow
    become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain
  2. verb
    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
  3. verb
    spread out or open from a closed or folded state
    synonyms: open, spread, unfold
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    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
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    undo
    cancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect
  4. verb
    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
  5. verb
    move away from each other
    synonyms: disperse, dissipate, scatter
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    aerosolise, aerosolize
    become dispersed as an aerosol
    break
    scatter or part
    volley
    be dispersed in a volley
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    part, separate, split
    go one's own way; move apart
  6. verb
    turn outward
    synonyms: rotate, splay, turn out
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    turn
    change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
  7. verb
    set out or stretch in a line, succession, or series
    synonyms: string out
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    arrange, set up
    put into a proper or systematic order
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