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English definition of “scatter”

scatter

verb [I or T] (MOVE)    /ˈskæt.ər/ US  /ˈskæt̬.ɚ/
to ( cause to) move far apart in different directions : The protesters scattered at the sound of gunshots . The soldiers came in and scattered the crowd .Spreading and scattering
(Definition of scatter verb (MOVE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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