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To scatter or sprinkle, typically over a wide area
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“Add the rice cake pieces, scatter the icing sugar on top of them, and let them caramelize over a medium heat.”
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To diffuse or radiate over an area
“Bombardment with high-energy radiation excites the molecules, which scatter light throughout the surrounding space.”
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To throw things, especially over a wide area
“Students discuss the oppression endured by workers while they scatter their rubbish around for the unfortunate cleaners.”
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To (cause to) separate and go in different directions
“When the afternoon grew torrid, the crowd would scatter and shelter themselves.”
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To flee, especially by scattering in different directions
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“At my Minnesota bird feeder, the smaller birds would scatter when a bluejay flew in.”
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To pour from, or as from, a container, especially by accident
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To cause disorder or confusion in
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To use or expend carelessly, extravagantly, or to no purpose
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To drive away or cause to disperse
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To place into the ground or soil to grow
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To move continuously or freely through a space, area or population
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To cause to retreat in disorder
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(usually "thin out") To make or become less dense, crowded, or numerous
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To eject forcibly and in a stream
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To completely destroy or devastate
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To separate or force apart
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To eliminate from view or from being physically present
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To bestow something in generous or extravagant quantities on
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To be scattered about in a messy way
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To knock someone or something down or over
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To move or travel very quickly
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Noun
A small amount or number
“I remember the lecture room being half-empty with just a scatter of listeners in the front rows.”
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An untidy collection of things lying about
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Noun
Act of spreading, disseminating, or scattering widely
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