Translation of "spread" - English-Italian dictionary

spread

verb uk /spred/ us /spred/ past tense and past participle spread

to arrange something so that it covers a large area

spiegare, stendere, spargere
He spread / the cards out on the table. Ha messo / le carte sparse sul tavolo.

to affect a larger number of people

diffondere, diffondersi, propagare, propagarsi
The virus is spread by rats. Il virus è propagato dai ratti.

to move a soft substance across a surface so that it covers it

spalmare
He spread / a thin layer of glue on the paper. Ha spalmato / uno strato sottile di colla sulla carta..

to tell information to a lot of people

diffondere, diffondersi
News of his death spread quickly. La notizia della sua morte si è diffusa rapidamente.
Spread the word – there’s a party tomorrow. Spargi la notizia – domani c’è una festa.
noun uk /spred/ us /spred/

[ no plural ] the degree to which something moves to cover a larger area or affect a larger number of people, or the fact of doing this

diffusione
They are looking for ways to slow down the spread of the disease. Stanno cercando dei modi per rallentare la diffusione della malattia.

(Translation of “spread” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)