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English definition of “scatter”

scatter

verb [T usually + adv/prep] (COVER)    /ˈskæt.ər/ US  /ˈskæt̬.ɚ/
to cover a surface with things that are far apart and in no particular arrangement : Scatter the powder around the plants . I scattered grass seed all over the lawn . I scattered the whole lawn with grass seed .Spreading and scattering
(Definition of scatter verb (COVER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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