Spread

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Definition

widespread: common, general, sweeping, popular, extensive, broad
adjective
widespread panic broad alarm, national fear, universal panic

to spread: to stretch, to expand, to extend, to increase, to grow, to widen
verb
This is an irregular verb:
I spread / I spread / I have spread

Pronunciation examples
UK: I love spreading Marmite all over my toast!
US: Unemployment is a widespread problem.

Examples

  • "Then we'll need an education branch to spread our Western propaganda, I'll probably have to wear some local garb to fit in."
  • "The spreading influence of the Chinese is already being felt, most notably in the luxury goods industry."
  • "'The march may be infiltrated by liberal radicals intent on spreading anti-American propaganda and denouncing traditional American values."
  • "Jamaican girl : Spread your cream all over my limbs."
  • "From the seed of the mind, a tree of enlightenment will grow, and from this tree will spread the branches that carry the ripened fruit of perfect buddhahood."
  • "The second part of the scam, and the part which is helping it to spread at such frightening speeds, is the attachment."
  • "Since last Wednesday, an extremely dangerous virus has been infecting computers in homes and offices all over the world, and it's spreading quickly."
  • "Spread the love."
  • "Faced with the threat of a flu pandemic, researchers from Paris have developed a deterrent that could stop the virus from spreading."

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