Meaning of “spread sth over sth” in the English Dictionary

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"spread sth over sth" in British English

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spread sth over sth

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

C2 to arrange for something to happen in stages during a period of time:

The course is spread over two years.
The repayments on the loan can be spread out over three years.

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