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Definitions and Synonyms of spread out | Another word for spread out | What is spread out?

Definition 1: set out or stretch in a line, succession, or series - [verb of contact]

Samples where spread out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the houses were strung out in a long row

Synonyms for spread out in the sense of this definition

(spread out is a kind of ...) put into a proper or systematic order

"arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"

Definition 2: spread out or open from a closed or folded state - [verb of contact]

Samples where spread out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • open the map
  • spread your arms

Synonyms for spread out in the sense of this definition

(spread out is a kind of ...) cancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect

"I wish I could undo my actions"

(... is a kind of spread out ) spread apart

"divaricate one's fingers"

(... is a kind of spread out ) spread by opening the leaves of

(... is a kind of spread out ) spread out clothes on the grass to let it dry and bleach

(... is a kind of spread out ) cut and spread open, as in preparation for cooking

"butterflied shrimp"

(... is a kind of spread out ) change from a crossed to an uncrossed position

"She uncrossed her legs"

(... is a kind of spread out ) spread open or apart

"He splayed his huge hands over the table"

Definition 3: move outward - [verb of motion]

Samples where spread out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The soldiers fanned out

Synonyms for spread out in the sense of this definition

(spread out is a kind of ...) distribute or disperse widely

"The invaders spread their language all over the country"

(... is a kind of spread out ) spread gradually

"Light percolated into our house in the morning"

(... is a kind of spread out ) grow or spread, often in such a way as to cover (a surface)

"ivy crept over the walls of the university buildings"

(... is a kind of spread out ) be diffused

"These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run"

(... is a kind of spread out ) spread over a surface, like a mantle

Definition 4: extend in one or more directions - [verb of motion]

Samples where spread out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The dough expands

Synonyms for spread out in the sense of this definition

(spread out is a kind of ...) become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain

"The problem grew too large for me" "Her business grew fast"

(... is a kind of spread out ) spread abroad or out

"The sun dispread its beams"

(... is a kind of spread out ) grow outward

"the plant quickly bushed out"

Definition 5: move away from each other - [verb of motion]

Samples where spread out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The crowds dispersed
  • The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached

Synonyms for spread out in the sense of this definition

(spread out is a kind of ...) go one's own way; move apart

"The friends separated after the party"

(... is a kind of spread out ) become dispersed as an aerosol

"the bacteria quickly aerosolised"

(... is a kind of spread out ) scatter or part

"The clouds broke after the heavy downpour"

(... is a kind of spread out ) be dispersed in a volley

"gun shots volleyed at the attackers"

Definition 6: turn outward - [verb of motion]

Samples where spread out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • These birds can splay out their toes
  • ballet dancers can rotate their legs out by 90 degrees

Synonyms for spread out in the sense of this definition

(spread out is a kind of ...) change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense

"Turn towards me" "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face" "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"

Definition 7: strew or distribute over an area - [verb of motion]

Samples where spread out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He spread fertilizer over the lawn
  • scatter cards across the table

Synonyms for spread out in the sense of this definition

(spread out is a kind of ...) cause to be distributed

"This letter is being circulated among the faculty"

(... is a kind of spread out ) spread manure, as for fertilization

(... is a kind of spread out ) spread birdlime on branches to catch birds

(... is a kind of spread out ) spread something around something

(... is a kind of spread out ) spread throughout a given area

"the function distributes the values evenly"

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