spreadverb [ I or T ]uk /spred/ us /spred/ spread
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 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。
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。
- 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.
spread noun (AREA COVERED)
- 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.