spreadverb [I or T]uk us /spred/ (spread)
- 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.
spreadnounuk us /spred/
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.
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spread noun (SOFT FOOD)
spread noun (MEAL)
spread noun (DIFFERENCE)