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scatter

noun (n)

  • a haphazard distribution in all directions (noun.attribute)
    Synonym: spread
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of scattering (noun.act)
    Synonym: scattering, strewing
    source: wordnet30

verb (v)

  • to cause to separate and go in different directions (verb.motion)
    Example:
    She waved her hand and scattered the crowds.
    source: wordnet30
  • move away from each other (verb.motion)
    Example:
    The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached.
    source: wordnet30
  • distribute loosely (verb.contact)
    Synonym: disperse, dot, dust, sprinkle
    Example:
    He scattered gun powder under the wagon.
    source: wordnet30
  • sow by scattering (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Scatter seeds.
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to separate (verb.change)
    Synonym: break up, disperse
    source: wordnet30
  • strew or distribute over an area (verb.motion)
    Synonym: spread, spread out
    Example:
    Scatter cards across the table.
    source: wordnet30
  • To strew about; to sprinkle around; to throw down loosely; to deposit or place here and there, esp. in an open or sparse order. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To be dispersed or dissipated; to disperse or separate; as, clouds scatter after a storm. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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