Definition of space verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

space

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//speɪs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//speɪs//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they space
BrE BrE//speɪs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//speɪs//
 
he / she / it spaces
BrE BrE//ˈspeɪsɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈspeɪsɪz//
 
past simple spaced
BrE BrE//speɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//speɪst//
 
past participle spaced
BrE BrE//speɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//speɪst//
 
-ing form spacing
BrE BrE//ˈspeɪsɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈspeɪsɪŋ//
 
 
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[often passive] space something (+ adv./prep.) to arrange things so that they have regular spaces between them evenly spaced plants a row of closely spaced dots Space the posts about a metre apart. Word Origin Middle English: shortening of Old French espace, from Latin spatium. Current verb senses date from the late 17th cent.Extra examples Make sure the posts are spaced evenly apart. Telephone boxes are spaced at regular intervals along the motorway. The fruits should be well spaced out so that they are not touching each other. The nails should be spaced at regular intervals. Phrasal Verbsspace outspace somethingout
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