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scatter

noun

1 scatter

A haphazard distribution in all directions.

synonym: spread.



2 scatter

The act of scattering.

synonyms: scattering, strewing.

Polish: rozproszenie, rozrzucenie, zdekoncentrowanie

verb

1 scatter

To cause to separate and go in different directions:
— She waved her hand and scattered the crowds.

synonyms: break up, dispel, disperse, dissipate.

Roget 245: be curved, etc. adj.; curve, sweep, sway, swag, sag; deviate etc. 279; curl, turn; reenter.    ... show more

Roget 73: disperse, scatter, sow, broadcast, disseminate, diffuse, shed, spread, bestrew, overspread, dispense, disband, disembody, ... show more

Roget 61: derange; disarrange, misarrange; displace, misplace; mislay, discompose, disorder; deorganize, discombobulate, disorganize; embroil, unsettle, ... show more

Roget 291: diverge, divaricate, radiate; ramify; branch off, glance off, file off; fly off, fly off at a tangent; spread, scatter, disperse etc. ... show more

Dutch: verbreiden, verstrooien

2 scatter

Move away from each other:
— The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached.

synonyms: disperse, dissipate, spread out.

3 scatter

Distribute loosely:
— He scattered gun powder under the wagon.

synonyms: disperse, dot, dust, sprinkle.

Dutch: verstrooien

4 scatter

Sow by scattering.

5 scatter

Cause to separate.

synonyms: break up, disperse.

6 scatter

Strew or distribute over an area:
— Scatter cards across the table.

synonyms: spread, spread out.


Moby thesaurus: atomize, bend, besprinkle, bestrew, bias, blow, break into pieces, break to pieces, break up, broadcast, cast, circulate, circumfuse, clutter, confound, crash, crook, crunch, crush, curve ... show more.

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