spread verb definition in Preparing food topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

spread

 verb: Preparing food topic
[transitive, intransitive] to put a layer of a substance onto the surface of something; to be able to be put onto a surface spread (A on/over B) to spread butter on pieces of toast spread (B with A) pieces of toast spread with butter If the paint is too thick, it will not spread evenly.