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Synonyms of span in English:


  • 1 gannets have black tipped wings with a six-foot span
  • 2 within the span of one working day
    period, space, time, duration, stretch, course, interval, season, term
  • verb

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  • 1 a bridge spanned the mountain stream
  • 2 his career spanned twenty-five years their interests span almost all the conventional disciplines
    extend over, last, stretch across, spread over, cover, range over, comprise, compass
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