Meaning of “be scattered to the four winds” in the English Dictionary

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"be scattered to the four winds" in British English

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be scattered to the four winds

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If a group of things or people are scattered to the four winds, they go or are sent to different places that are far away from each other:

It was the finest collection of paintings in Denmark, but during the last war it was broken up and scattered to the four winds.

(Definition of “be scattered to the four winds” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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