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spreads

[ spred ]SEE DEFINITION OF spreads

Synonyms for spreads

  • advance
  • advancement
  • dissemination
  • escalation
  • increase
  • spreading
  • transmission
  • compass
  • diffusion
  • dispersion
  • enlargement
  • expanse
  • extension
  • period
  • profusion
  • proliferation
  • radiation
  • ramification
  • range
  • reach
  • scope
  • span
  • stretch
  • suffusion
  • sweep
  • term
  • transfusion
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Antonyms for spreads

  • halt
  • stop
  • abridgment
  • compression
  • decrease
  • extreme
  • reduction
  • stagnation
  • suppression
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SPREADS

Persuasive is the voice of Vice, That spreads the insidious snare.

Rumour spreads quick, but the good mare's stride is quicker still.'

The rosin melts and spreads over the leaf, varnishing it beautifully.

So you see, he spreads his political propaganda, even in the face of death.

If she spreads butter the same way, she could make money keepin' boarders.

How it spreads nobody knows, unless it is spread from the altar.

Money is a disease that he spreads when he walks, like the scales that fall from a leper.

Spreads himself like a ward politician when he gets a chance!

With his bill he takes out the oil and spreads it over his feathers.

For where there is a living flame in the heart, it spreads to all the members.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, "to stretch out, to send in various directions," probably from Old English -sprædan (especially in tosprædan "to spread out," and gesprædung "spreading"), from Proto-Germanic *spraidijanan (cf. Danish sprede, Old Swedish spreda, Middle Dutch spreiden, Old High German and German spreiten "to spread"), probably from PIE *sper- "to strew" (see sprout (v.)). Reflexive sense of "to extend, expand" is attested from mid-14c.