Bedeutung von “spread” im Essential American English Dictionary

spread

verb us /spred/ past tense and past participle spread

to arrange something so that it covers a large area:

He spread / the cards out on the table.

to affect a larger number of people:

The virus is spread by rats.

to move a soft substance across a surface so that it covers it:

Mom spread / some butter on the bread.

to tell information to a lot of people:

News of his death spread quickly.

(Definition von “spread” aus dem Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)