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  1. To flee by running
  2. To leave home, or other place of residence, usually unannounced, or to make good on a threat, with such action usually performed by a child or juvenile.
To be different, as in opinion or manner; differ:
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  1. To be different, as in opinion or manner; differ:
  2. To depart from a given viewpoint, practice, etc.; differ
  3. To go or move in different directions from a common point or from each other; branch off
To attenuate and vanish; dissipate:
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  1. To attenuate and vanish; dissipate:
  2. To distribute (particles) evenly throughout a medium.
  3. To break up and scatter in all directions; spread about; distribute widely
To break up or cause to cease to exist.
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  1. To break up or cause to cease to exist.
  2. To dissolve the organization of (a corporation, for example).
  3. To cease to function as an organization; break up.
To move from place to place to harvest seasonal crops
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  1. To move from place to place to harvest seasonal crops
  2. To move from one region to another with the change in seasons, as many birds and some fishes do
To cover with a layer:
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  1. To cover with a layer:
  2. To distribute widely:
  3. To be extended or enlarged:
To scatter and drive away; cause to vanish; disperse
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  1. To scatter and drive away; cause to vanish; disperse
  2. To break up, drive away, or cause to disappear:
To upset the arrangement, order, or operation of; unsettle; disorder
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  1. To upset the arrangement, order, or operation of; unsettle; disorder
  2. To cause someone to go insane (usually used in the passive, see deranged)
  3. To disturb the order, arrangement, or functioning of:
To spend much time and energy on indulgence in pleasure, esp. drinking, gambling, etc., to the point of harming oneself
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  1. To spend much time and energy on indulgence in pleasure, esp. drinking, gambling, etc., to the point of harming oneself
  2. To use up, especially recklessly; exhaust:
  3. To break apart or attenuate to the point of disappearing:
(Physics) To mix by diffusion, as gases, liquids, etc.
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  1. (Physics) To mix by diffusion, as gases, liquids, etc.
  2. To become widely dispersed; spread out:
  3. To make known to or cause to be used by large numbers of people; disseminate:
To lie scattered over or about (a surface)
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  1. To lie scattered over or about (a surface)
  2. To be or become dispersed over (a surface):
  3. To scatter (things) over or about a surface
To separate and group according to kind; classify.
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  1. To separate and group according to kind; classify.
  2. To sector into units of measurement; graduate:
  3. To separate into groups; classify
To dissolve the organization of (a corporation, for example).
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  1. To dissolve the organization of (a corporation, for example).
  2. To cease to exist or function as an organization; scatter; disperse
  3. To separate and move in different directions; disperse.
To drop off or fall out
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  1. To drop off or fall out
  2. To cause to flow in a stream or fall in drops
  3. To lose a natural growth or covering by natural process:
(Logic) To use (a term) so as to include all individuals or entities of a given class.
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  1. (Logic) To use (a term) so as to include all individuals or entities of a given class.
  2. To divide and dispense in portions.
  3. To separate into categories; classify.
To distribute among other things at intervals:
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  1. To distribute among other things at intervals:
  2. To scatter among other things; put here and there or at intervals
  3. To supply or diversify with things distributed at intervals:
To scatter far and wide; spread abroad, as if sowing; promulgate widely
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  1. To scatter far and wide; spread abroad, as if sowing; promulgate widely
  2. To scatter widely, as in sowing seed.
  3. To become diffused; spread.
To place in different groups; sort:
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  1. To place in different groups; sort:
  2. To become distinct or disengaged, as from a mixture
  3. To become divided into components or parts:
To destroy or take away the unity of; divide or separate
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  1. To destroy or take away the unity of; divide or separate
  2. To become separated or divided
  3. To separate, sever, or split.
To break apart; separate; part; split
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  1. To break apart; separate; part; split
  2. To break into two or more pieces or parts; sever:
  3. To become broken into parts or disunited.
To break up (a relationship, for example); dissolve.
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  1. To break up (a relationship, for example); dissolve.
  2. To part or break off, as by cutting or with force; cut in two
  3. To divide into parts; break or interrupt:
To scatter far and wide; spread abroad, as if sowing; promulgate widely
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  1. To scatter far and wide; spread abroad, as if sowing; promulgate widely
  2. To spread abroad; promulgate:
  3. To become diffused; spread.
To disappear below the horizon:
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  1. To disappear below the horizon:
  2. To diminish or decline; wane:
  3. (Botany) To produce, as after pollination:
To distribute something over (an area or surface):
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  1. To distribute something over (an area or surface):
  2. To be or become dispersed over (a surface):
  3. To scatter (things) over or about a surface
To throw away; squander:
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  1. To throw away; squander:
  2. To wear out; exhaust:
  3. To waste; squander
To lay out; spend:
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  1. To lay out; spend:
  2. (Rare) To spend or disburse money.
  3. To spend
To spend much time and energy on indulgence in pleasure, esp. drinking, gambling, etc., to the point of harming oneself
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  1. To spend much time and energy on indulgence in pleasure, esp. drinking, gambling, etc., to the point of harming oneself
  2. To waste or squander
  3. To spend or expend intemperately or wastefully; squander:
To fail to take advantage of:
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  1. To fail to take advantage of:
  2. To spend or use wastefully or extravagantly
  3. To spend wastefully or extravagantly; dissipate.
To give or bestow in abundance; shower:
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  1. To give or bestow in abundance; shower:
  2. To give something in abundance to:
  3. To give or spend generously or liberally
To scatter seed over (land, for example).
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  1. To scatter seed over (land, for example).
  2. To plant seed in or on (a field, ground, earth, etc.)
  3. To strew something around or over (an area); distribute something over:
To transmit a message or signal via radio waves or electronic means
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  1. To transmit a message or signal via radio waves or electronic means
  2. Simple past tense and past participle of broadcast
  3. To make known over a wide area:
To discuss or treat completely; cover thoroughly:
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  1. To discuss or treat completely; cover thoroughly:
  2. To deal with, study, or develop completely and thoroughly
  3. To use up completely:
To break up, drive away, or cause to disappear:
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  1. To break up, drive away, or cause to disappear:
  2. To drive away by scattering, or to cause to vanish; to clear away; to banish; to dissipate.
To break up and scatter in all directions; spread about; distribute widely
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  1. To break up and scatter in all directions; spread about; distribute widely
  2. To attenuate and vanish; dissipate:
  3. To dispel (mist, etc.)
To cause to lose (energy, such as heat) irreversibly.
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  1. To cause to lose (energy, such as heat) irreversibly.
  2. To break up and scatter; dispel; disperse
  3. To be dissipated; disperse or vanish
To dispel (mist, etc.)
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  1. To dispel (mist, etc.)
  2. To break up and scatter in all directions; spread about; distribute widely
  3. To break up (light) into its component colored rays
To break apart or attenuate to the point of disappearing:
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  1. To break apart or attenuate to the point of disappearing:
  2. To drive away; cause to vanish:
  3. To cause to lose (energy, such as heat) irreversibly.
To yield to upward pressure:
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  1. To yield to upward pressure:
  2. To reduce the sagging of (the face, breasts, etc.) by means of cosmetic surgery
  3. To direct or carry from a lower to a higher position; raise:
To spread widely among persons or places; disseminate:
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  1. To spread widely among persons or places; disseminate:
  2. To cause to move about or be distributed:
  3. To be distributed to a circle or mass of readers or collectors
To pour, spread out, or disperse in every direction; spread or scatter widely
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  1. To pour, spread out, or disperse in every direction; spread or scatter widely
  2. To cause to spread out freely:
  3. To become widely dispersed; spread out:
To attenuate and vanish; dissipate:
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  1. To attenuate and vanish; dissipate:
  2. To distribute (particles) evenly throughout a medium.
  3. To break up and scatter in all directions; spread about; distribute widely
To scatter far and wide; spread abroad, as if sowing; promulgate widely
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  1. To scatter far and wide; spread abroad, as if sowing; promulgate widely
  2. To spread abroad; promulgate:
  3. To become diffused; spread.
To place in separate pieces or examples over an area; scatter:
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  1. To place in separate pieces or examples over an area; scatter:
  2. (Logic) To use (a term) so as to include all individuals or entities of a given class.
  3. To apportion so as to be evenly spread throughout a given area:
To give forth or spread (happiness, love, etc.) as if from a center
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  1. To give forth or spread (happiness, love, etc.) as if from a center
  2. To come forth or spread out in rays
  3. To spread out in all directions from a center.
To cover with a layer:
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  1. To cover with a layer:
  2. To distribute widely:
  3. To be extended or enlarged:
To spread here and there; scatter or distribute:
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  1. To spread here and there; scatter or distribute:
  2. To scatter (things) over or about a surface
  3. To be or become dispersed over (a surface):

Synonym Study

  • Dispel suggests a scattering that drives away something that obscures, confuses, troubles, etc. to dispel fears
  • Dissipate implies complete dissolution, as by crumbling, wasting, etc. to dissipate a fortune
  • Disperse implies a scattering which completely breaks up an assemblage and spreads the individuals far and wide a people dispersed throughout the world
  • Scatter implies a strewing around loosely to scatter seeds or a forcible driving apart in different directions the breeze scattered the papers
Find another word for scatter. In this page you can discover 73 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for scatter, like: run apart, run away, go one's own way, diverge, disperse, disband, migrate, spread, go in different directions, blow off and go in many directions.