spread out

  1. move away from each other
    The crowds dispersed
    The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached
  2. move outward
    The soldiers fanned out
  3. set out or stretch in a line, succession, or series
    the houses were strung out in a long row
  4. spread out or open from a closed or folded state
    spread your arms
    open the map
  5. strew or distribute over an area
    He spread fertilizer over the lawn
    scatter cards across the table
  6. turn outward
    These birds can splay out their toes
    ballet dancers can rotate their legs out by 90 degrees
  7. extend in one or more directions
    The dough expands
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How To Use spread out In A Sentence

  • Then she spread out a beautiful hand-stitched quilt on the grassy green ground. Eliza’s Freedom Road
  • Inevitably, though, with 14 fewer rooms to spread out in, the Pages had to part with several cherished possessions.
  • Poignantly stated and played, the two guitarists spread out and cover the space.
  • The newspapers were spread out over the big worktable under the windows, heedless of the smudging printers ' ink. DEATH IN FASHION
  • There's more room to spread out in first class.
  • During a quiet moment on the expedition, Emma gazes at the Surrey landscape spread out before her.
  • The teacher told his pupils to spread out and not to bunch up in the center of the playground.
  • Her head spun and her vision blurred from the effort but through the confusion she could see a faint light spread out from her hand and wash over her body.
  • There are some events in history that impact the world so hard their ripples spread out through years and decades.
  • S'sahr barked an order and there were groans, but the troopers spread out keeping eyes open for any traces or tracks.
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