Translation of "spread" - English-Japanese dictionary


verb uk /spred/ (past tense and past participle spread)

to arrange something so that it covers a large area

~を広げる, 広げる
He spread the cards out on the table.

to affect a larger number of people

(被害を)拡大させる, (病気を) 蔓延(まんえん)させる
The virus is spread by rats.

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

He spread a thin layer of glue on the paper.

to tell information to a lot of people

News of his death spread quickly.
Spread the word – there’s a party tomorrow.

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