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 for spread out
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  spread out
      v 1: move outward; "The soldiers fanned out" [syn: diffuse,
           spread, spread out, fan out]
      2: set out or stretch in a line, succession, or series; "the
         houses were strung out in a long row" [syn: string out,
         spread out]
      3: strew or distribute over an area; "He spread fertilizer over
         the lawn"; "scatter cards across the table" [syn: spread,
         scatter, spread out]
      4: extend in one or more directions; "The dough expands" [syn:
         expand, spread out] [ant: contract, shrink]
      5: turn outward; "These birds can splay out their toes"; "ballet
         dancers can rotate their legs out by 90 degrees" [syn: turn
         out, splay, spread out, rotate]
      6: move away from each other; "The crowds dispersed"; "The
         children scattered in all directions when the teacher
         approached"; [syn: disperse, dissipate, scatter,
         spread out]
      7: spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the
         map"; "spread your arms" [syn: unfold, spread, spread
         out, open] [ant: fold, fold up, turn up]

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