spread

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈsprɛd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/sprɛd/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(spred)


Inflections of 'spread' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
spreads
v 3rd person singular
spreading
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
spread
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
spread
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

spread

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. spread the [word, message, news, gossip, rumor]
  2. spread the [message, word] (about)
  3. spread the [butter, cheese] on the [bread, toast, biscuit]
  4. spread (out) the [blanket, towel, tablecloth]
  5. spread the [blanket] (out) over
  6. spread it over [the table, the surface, her knees]
  7. spread (yourself) out on the [bed, couch]
  8. spread [his legs, her arms] out
  9. spread out [his legs]
  10. sexually explicit: spread her legs (for)
  11. spread (yourself) too thin
  12. spread your [investments, portfolio, bets]
  13. spread over several [months, miles, minutes]
  14. spread across several [months]
  15. the [illness, disease] is spread [through, by]
  16. the fire spread [wildly, out of control, to neighboring towns]
  17. spread from [person to person, place to place]
  18. spread like wildfire
  19. his [control, power, influence] spread
  20. spread throughout [Europe]
  21. spread across [Europe]
  22. the [news, rumors] spread far and wide
  23. [allowed, helped] it to spread
  24. prevented it from spreading
  25. spread [grain, seeds] on the [patch, fields]
n
  1. a [sandwich, cheese, sweet, savory] spread
  2. [a thin, an even, a thick] spread (of butter)
  3. the [slow, steady, fast, rapid] spread of [malaria, AIDS, disease]
  4. [stop, prevent, curb] the spread of [malaria]
  5. attempts to [stem, stop, prevent] the spread of the [malaria]
  6. an [equal, unequal] spread of [wealth, employment]
  7. [measure, determine, analyze] the spread of [wealth]
  8. the [price, debt, rate] spread
  9. [a full, a half, an inside, a two] -page spread
  10. the company [put, laid] on a lavish spread
  11. the wing has a spread of [10, 20] feet
  12. a spread of [icing, butter, marmalade, paint]
  13. a [large, beautiful, vast] spread of land
  14. a spread for the [sofa, bed, hammock, armchair]
  15. a wide spread of [ages, backgrounds, nationalities]
  16. bet on the spread
  17. a [10-point] spread
  18. (didn't) beat the spread
n as adj
  1. spread [betting, bets, investments]
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