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Phrasal Verbs

spread out

This page is about the phrasal verb spread out

Meaning

If a group of people spread out, they move apart so that there's more space between them.

Synonym

fan out

For example

  • spread out The searchers spread out and began looking for clues in the grass on the hillside.

  • spread out If the dancers spread out more, they wouldn't bump into each other so much.

Quick Quiz

If we spread out more, we would cover

a. less area

b. more area

c. a smaller area

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