Translation of "spread" - English-Portuguese dictionary


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

to arrange something so that it covers a large area

estender, esticar
He spread / the cards out on the table.

to affect a larger number of people

espalhar, propagar
The virus is spread by rats.

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

untar com
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.
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

expansão, propagação
They are looking for ways to slow down the spread of the disease.

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