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English definition of “be scattered to the four winds”

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be scattered to the four winds

literary
If a group of things or people are scattered to the four winds, they go or are sent to different places that are far away from each other: It was the finest collection of paintings in Denmark, but during the last war it was broken up and scattered to the four winds.
Translations of “be scattered to the four winds”
in Chinese (Traditional) 四散開來, 散佈在各處…
in Chinese (Simplified) 四散开来, 散布在各处…
(Definition of be scattered to the four winds from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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