Bedeutung von “spread” — Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /spred/ past tense and past participle spread
spread sth across/over/through, etc

B2 to arrange something so that it covers a large area:

He spread the cards out on the table.

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TIME [ T ] also spread out

B2 to arrange for something to happen over a period of time and not at once:

The payments will be spread over two years.

B2 to increase, or move to cover a larger area or affect a larger number of people:

The smoke soon spread into all the rooms in the house.
The virus is spread by rats.

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

He spread a thin layer of glue on the paper.

B2 If information spreads or if someone spreads it, it is communicated from one person to another:

News of his death spread quickly.

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(Definition von “spread verb” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)