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Exciting a similar feeling or reaction in others
“… spreading enthusiasm that got our club rolling again.”
(of a material) Present participle for to stretch or open out
“The caretakers would painstakingly spread the mural across the gallery's wall.”
Present participle for to gradually reach or cause to reach a wider area or more people
“He would use every opportunity at his disposal to spread his message of peace and love.”
Present participle for to apply as a coating
“I like to spread a good amount of butter on my raisin toast each morning.”
Present participle for to become greater in size, extent, volume, amount, or number
“The retail service area would spread up and down the West Coast from San Francisco to Seattle and inland as far as Bend.”
Present participle for to go or move in different directions from a central point
“I have heard the legend of a man who would spread the Red Sea in two.”
Present participle for to be displayed to its fullest extent
“From the summit, we could see the spectacular valley that spread out below us.”
Present participle for to distribute or be distributed loosely or evenly
“Piles of junk were spread all over the hoarder's apartment.”
(of light, liquid, color, etc.) Present participle for to diffuse via a source
“The sun would spread light and warmth throughout the little town as it arose.”
Present participle for to persist over a period of time
“The course would spread over a five-week period.”
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