Meaning of “scatter” - Learner’s Dictionary

scatter

verb uk us /ˈskætər/
THROW [ T ]

to throw objects over an area so that they land apart from each other:

He scattered some flower seeds in the garden.
MOVE [ I ]

to suddenly move apart in different directions:

The crowd scattered at the sound of gunshots.

(Definition of “scatter” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)