Meaning of “spread out” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “spread out” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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spread out

phrasal verb with spread us /spred/ verb [ I/T ]

to cover a larger area:

Soldiers spread out among the trees.
Dark clouds began to spread out across the sky.

(Definition of “spread out” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)