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English definition of “spread sth over sth”

spread sth over sth

verb [I or T] uk phrasal verb with spread   /spred/ (spread) us  
C2 to arrange for something to happen in stages during a period of time: The course is spread over two years. The repayments on the loan can be spread out over three years.Schedules and agendasLists and cataloguesSpending time and time passing
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