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Verb

Infinitive
to spread

Third person singular
spreads

Simple past
spread

Past participle
-

Present participle
spreading

to spread (third-person singular simple present spreads, present participle spreading, simple past and past participle spread)
  1. (transitive) To put one’s legs apart.
  2. (transitive) To divide something in a homogeneous way.
  3. (transitive) To scatter.
  4. (transitive) To put butter or jam onto bread.
  5. (transitive) To expand.
    Missionaries spread their religion's teachings.
  6. (intransitive) To expand.
    The disease had spread into remote villages.

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Noun

Singular
spread

Plural
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  1. The act of spreading or something that has been spread.
  2. An expanse of land.
  3. A piece of material used as a cover (such as a bedspread).
  4. A large meal, especially one laid out on a table.
  5. Any form of food designed to be spread onto a slice of bread etc.
  6. An item in a newspaper or magazine that occupies more than one column or page.
  7. A numerical difference.

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