There are 2 translations of spread in Spanish:

spread1

(past & past p spread)
Pronunciation: /spred/

vt

  • 1 (extend) 1.1 (in space) [arms/legs] extender* ; [map/sails/wings] desplegar* ; [fan] abrir* the peacock spread its tail el pavo real desplegó la cola or hizo la rueda I like to have room to spread myself me gusta tener espacio para estar a mis anchas 1.2 (in time) the plan allows you to spread the cost over five years el plan le permite pagar el costo a lo largo de cinco años
  • 2 2.1 [paint/glue] extender* ; [seeds/sand] esparcir* to spread butter on a piece of toast untar una tostada con mantequilla, ponerle* mantequilla a una tostada the papers were spread all over the desk los papeles estaban esparcidos por todo el escritorio our resources are thinly spread hemos tenido que estirar nuestros recursos al máximo she has spread herself too thinly ha tratado de abarcar demasiado 2.2 [knowledge/news] difundir , propagar* , divulgar* ; [influence] extender* ; [rumor] hacer* correr, difundir ; [disease] propagar* ; [fear] sembrar* ; [ideas/culture] diseminar , divulgar* , difundir she's not one to spread gossip (around) no es de las que andan con chismes to spread the word hacer* correr la voz
  • 3 (cover) to spread a piece of toast with butter untar una tostada con mantequilla, ponerle* mantequilla a una tostada spread the surface thickly with adhesive unte or embadurne la superficie con abundante pegamento, aplique abundante pegamento sobre la superficie

vi

  • 1 [disease] propagarse* ; [fire/liquid] extenderse* ; [ideas/culture] diseminarse , divulgarse* ; [panic/fear] cundir ; [influence/revolt] extenderse* the news spread like wildfire la noticia corrió como un reguero de pólvora the fashion spread across the entire continent o throughout the continent la moda se extendió por todo el continente the plague spread to Europe la plaga se extendió a Europa
  • 2 (extend) 2.1 (in space) [plain/coast] extenderse* their empire spread from … to … su imperio se extendía desde … hasta … 2.2 (in time) extenderse* the period spreads over three years el período se extiende a lo largo de tres años

Phrasal verbs

spread out

v + adv
1.1 (move apart) [troops] desplegarse* 1.2 (extend) extenderse*

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There are 2 translations of spread in Spanish:

spread2

n

  • 2 u 2.1 (of wings, sails) envergadura (f) 2.2 (range, extent) a broad spread of opinion un amplio abanico or espectro de opiniones five schools have been chosen, to give a representative spread para ofrecer una muestra representativa, se han tomado cinco colegios
  • 4 c [Culin] 4.1 (meal) [colloquial/familiar] festín (m) , banquete (m) what a marvelous spread ¡qué festín or banquete más espléndido! 4.2 (paste)pasta para extender sobre pan, tostadas etc cheese spread queso (m) cremoso para untar sardine spread pasta (f) de sardinas
  • 5 c [Journ] [Print] it was advertised in a double-page o two-page spread/a full-page spread venía anunciado a doble página/a plana entera

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