Translation of "spread" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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spreadverb [ I or T ]

uk /spred/ us /spred/ spread

B2 to (cause to) cover, reach, or have an effect on a wider or increasing area

(使)展开,(使)铺开;(使)蔓延,(使)扩散
The fire spread very rapidly because of the strong wind. 风很大,火势迅速蔓延开来。
It started off as cancer of the liver but it spread to other areas of the body. 开始的时候是肝癌,后来扩散到了身体的其他部位。
The redundancies are spread across the banking and building industries. 裁员之风席卷了服装业、银行业和建筑业。
We spread the picnic rug out on the ground and sat down to eat. 我们把野餐毯铺在地上,坐下来吃东西。
The virus is spread (= given to other people) through contact with blood and other body fluids. 艾滋病毒通过血液及其他体液的接触而传染。
Are you spreading (= telling a lot of people) gossip/rumours again? 你是不是又在四处散播谣言了?
If we spread (= divide) the work between us, it won't seem so bad. 如果我们大家分担一下工作,情况可能就没那么糟糕了。
She spread her toast with a thick layer of butter./She spread a thick layer of butter on her toast. 她在吐司上涂了厚厚的一层黄油。
It's a special sort of butter that spreads easily even when cold. 这是一种很特别的黄油,在凉的时候也很容易涂抹。
The suburbs spread (out) for miles to either side of the city. 郊区向城市两边均伸展出数英里。
Slowly a smile spread across her face. 她的脸上慢慢露出了微笑。

More examples

  • Evidence suggested that the virus was spreading very quickly among the heterosexual community.
  • Discontent among junior ranks was rapidly spreading.
  • If disease is allowed to spread, it will cause widespread devastation.
  • The flames grew larger as the fire spread.
  • Rats and flies spread germs.

spreadnoun

uk /spred/ us /spred/

spread noun (AREA COVERED)

B2 [ S ] the development or growth of something so that it covers a larger area or affects a larger number of people

扩散,蔓延
The spread of the disease in the last few years has been alarming. 近几年艾滋病的广泛传播着实令人担忧。

[ S ] the area or range covered by something

涉及区域;范围
The survey found a wide spread of opinion over the proposed new building. 调查广泛征集了对于拟议中的新建筑的意见。

[ C ] a large article or advertisement covering one or more pages in a newspaper or magazine

整版(或横贯几版的)文章(或广告)
There's a double-page spread on the latest fashions. 有一篇横贯两版的文章介绍最新的时尚。

More examples

  • The chief problem we have in the area now is the spread of disease.
  • The government is trying to allay public fears about the spread of the disease.
  • The treatment has so far done little to arrest the spread of the cancer.
  • The mountains acted as a natural barrier to the spread of the disease.
  • The Swedes are not alone in finding their language under pressure from the ubiquitous spread of English.

spread noun (SOFT FOOD)

[ C or U ] a soft food for putting on bread and biscuits

涂在面包(或饼干)上的食物;酱
cheese/chocolate/fish spread 奶酪/巧克力/鱼酱
There's bread and various spreads for tea. 茶点有面包和各种酱。

spread noun (LAND)

US [ C ] a ranch or other large area of land or water

大牧场,大农场

spread noun (MEAL)

[ C ] UK old-fashioned or US a meal, especially one for a special occasion with a lot of different dishes arranged on a table

(尤指丰盛的)饭菜,酒席
Sheila laid on (= made) a magnificent spread for us. 希拉为我们准备了丰盛的饭菜。

(Translation of “spread” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)