Translation of spread in Spanish:
transitive verb past tense & past participle spread
- 1 (extend) 1.1 (in space)(arms/legs)(map/sails/wings)(fan)the peacock spread its tailI like to have room to spread myselfel pavo real desplegó la cola or hizo la ruedame gusta tener espacio para estar a mis anchasExample sentences
Example sentences1.2 (in time) See examples:the plan allows you to spread the cost over five years
- During such occasions it is usually the flag dancer who handles the flag or explains it in the presence of others in the company, who may help him spread it out.
el plan le permite pagar el costo a lo largo de cinco añosExample sentences
- And both men, talking to Marion, make a long, strong movement with their hands - Sam spreads both arms wide to agree with her, Norman's right arm will reach to a small, stuffed, nocturnal bird.
- At times, Adamma leapt up in the air with knees still bent and spread her arms wide.
- To make a roll, spread the fingers of the opposite hand wide apart and make them rigid.
- In fairness, he spreads his venom equally between her and the other subjects of his book.
- Splitting the gig up into an acoustic and an electric set gave them the opportunity to spread the gig over two hours.
- 2 2.1(paint/glue)(seeds/sand)to spread butter on a piece of toastthe papers were spread all over the deskuntar una tostada con mantequillaponerle mantequilla a una tostadaour resources are thinly spreadlos papeles estaban esparcidos por todo el escritorioshe has spread herself too thinlyhemos tenido que estirar nuestros recursos al máximo2.2ha tratado de abarcar demasiado(influence)(rumor)hacer correr(disease)(fear)she's not one to spread gossip (around)to spread the wordno es de las que andan con chismeshacer correr la vozExample sentences
- There is merely an earnest desire to spread some Yuletide fun and to tell a straightforward story of devotion, determination, and delight.
- I just think it really spreads the word for our designs.
- Already people are volunteering to work with him on it, and once word spreads it seems likely that Johnnie will have more cast and crew than he knows what to do with.
- ‘The wider the coverage, the less light the bulb projects because you are spreading the same amount of output over a larger area,’ explained Scott.
- Frequently observed in connection with cabin groups is a tendency to spread the effects of their presence over a needlessly large area.
- The living quarters and studio spaces are spread around these two main parts.
- The 3D printer spreads one thin layer of powder over the print bed, then passes over the powder just as an inkjet printer head passes over paper.
intransitive verb past tense & past participle spread
- 1(disease)propagarse(fire/liquid)extenderse(ideas/culture)diseminarsedivulgarse(panic/fear)(influence/revolt)the news spread like wildfireextendersethe fashion spread across the entire continent o throughout the continentla noticia corrió como un reguero de pólvorathe plague spread to Europela moda se extendió por todo el continentela plaga se extendió a EuropaExample sentences
- Belly hair spreads over the area between belly-button and top pants button.
- This invasive weed from southeast Asia covers more than 7 million U.S. acres and spreads across about 120,000 more each year.
- Disease then develops in the stalk and rapidly spreads up the stalk and into the leaves.
- 1 uncountable (diffusion — of disease)(— of education)(— of nuclear weapons)Example sentences
- By a skilful use of maps and charts the author traces the development and spread of various religious movements, from the early Spanish Franciscans to the latest absurd creation.
- For decades, the UN has led efforts to control the development and spread of such weapons.
- With the emergence and spread of AIDS in Japan in the 1980s, insensitivity toward gay men heightened.
- 2 uncountable 2.1 (of wings, sails) 2.2 (range, extent) See examples: a broad spread of opinionfive schools have been chosen, to give a representative spreadun amplio abanico or espectro de opinionespara ofrecer una muestra representativa, se han tomado cinco colegiosExample sentences
- The planting hole should be larger than the spread of the root mass.
- 4 countable (Cookery) 4.1 (meal) [colloquial] what a marvelous spread4.2 (paste)¡qué festín or banquete más espléndido!(pasta para extender sobre pan, tostadas etc)cheese spreadsardine spreadqueso (masculine) cremoso para untarpasta (feminine) de sardinasExample sentences
- Several others are use patents for direct incorporation into human foods as ingredients or spreads.
- The cheese might be intended for individual slices, blocks or loaves for shredding, spreads, sauces, fillings, pastes or as industrial food ingredients.
- In the spreads category, Lactoprot is developing upscale, high-end flavor profiles with cheese spreads in flavor combinations such as pepper and bacon or cheddar and smoked turkey.
- 5 countable (Journalism, Printing)it was advertised in a double-page o two-page spread/a full-page spreadvenía anunciado a doble página/a plana enteraExample sentences
- Running as part of an extensive magazine spread, the newspaper speculated that Foster was about to become Britain's first sidewalk surfing tycoon.
- The book dummies, storyboards, jacket covers, and double page spreads were proudly displayed, still smelling strongly of glue and fixatives.
- And then we see Double Game's final two pages: a color spread of Calle's smile.
- 6 countable (ranch)(American English) [colloquial] [dialect]Example sentences
- Fiftyish, 350-pound art dealers in suits ‘eat’ huge banquet spreads, gorging themselves with the sloppy abandon of famished Vikings, only to discover the food is merely a hallucination.
- The organizer of the event promises laughter and ‘a good spread of food and drink.’
- Yes, she's gone to an awful lot of trouble to assemble all your favourite people and prepare a lavish spread.
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