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synonyms for spread like wildfire

  • beset
  • choke
  • deluge
  • inundate
  • invade
  • overflow
  • overwhelm
  • ravage
  • overgrow
  • overshoot
  • overspread
  • overstep
  • permeate
  • spill
  • surge
  • surpass
  • swarm
  • go beyond
  • run on
  • run over
  • well over
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antonyms for spread like wildfire

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  • underwhelm
  • evacuate
  • lose
  • retreat
  • surrender
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How to use spread like wildfire in a sentence

May looked along at the dimpled grace, And then at the saint-like, fair old face, “How funny!”
BOYS AND GIRLS BOOKSHELF; A PRACTICAL PLAN OF CHARACTER BUILDING, VOLUME I (OF 17)VARIOUS
But hitherto, before these new ideas began to spread in our community, the mass of men and women definitely settled down.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
His strong legs and his broad, spade-like feet helped to make him a fine swimmer.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
The rapid spread of the revolt was not a whit less marvelous than its lack of method or cohesion.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
The wave-like movement of these animals is particularly graceful and cleverly done.
WOMEN IN THE FINE ARTS, FROM THE SEVENTH CENTURY B.C. TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A.D.CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT
The rebellion spread to their district, and many of the natives on and about the estate were eager to join in the movement.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
The spread of the holy gospel and uninterrupted preaching went on until the return of the ambassador.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
A smile of beatitude spread over his enormous countenance during the process.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
In the first place, two or three thicknesses of the paper should be spread on one of the boards.
HOW TO KNOW THE FERNSS. LEONARD BASTIN
These dreamy, Madonna-like beauties are the result of the most severe and protracted study.
WOMEN IN THE FINE ARTS, FROM THE SEVENTH CENTURY B.C. TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A.D.CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT
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WORDS RELATED TO SPREAD LIKE WILDFIRE

  • beat
  • clobbered
  • drubbed
  • forayed
  • inroaded
  • lambasted
  • licked
  • massacred
  • occupied
  • overwhelmed
  • put to flight
  • raided
  • routed
  • swamped
  • thrashed
  • trimmed
  • whipped
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