- 1.1 (scatter) [crowd/protesters] dispersarMore example sentences
More example sentences1.2 [gloom/foreboding] disipar, hacer* desvanecer
- Suburban office and industrial parks and shopping centers competed successfully with central business districts, dispersing economic activity over wide areas.
- The heat from the fire causes the pine cones to explode, dispersing seed over a wide area.
- When confronted with those distributions, many of us probably reason that some species indeed are dispersed over a wide area on the wintering grounds.
More example sentences1.3 (spread out, disseminate) [police/troops/forces] dispersar; [news/information] propagar*, divulgar*, diseminar
- Once they were through clapping, the crowd dispersed into different directions.
- Interior minister Francois Boko said soldiers had fired warning shots to disperse a crowd of protesters who had surrounded their vehicle in the neighbourhood of Be, an opposition stronghold.
- A handful of local people get off the bus, dispersing in different directions.
- The sun had gone, I was too late in the day, and the mist had risen and dispersed, coating the sky an even grey.
- Aerobic activities like cross-country skiing demand thin layers that rapidly disperse sweat and body heat - keeping you cool, not warm.
- The location could not have been better: within easy reach of Washington, yet protected by the Allegheny mountains and with prevailing winds from Canada to disperse any radiation.
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