Definition of scatter verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    scatter

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈskæt̮ər//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they scatter
     
    he / she / it scatters
     
    past simple scattered
     
    -ing form scattering
     
     
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  1. 1[transitive] to throw or drop things in different directions so that they cover an area of ground scatter something They scattered his ashes at sea. scatter something on/over/around something Scatter the grass seed over the lawn. scatter something with something Scatter the lawn with grass seed.
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] to move or to make people or animals move very quickly in different directions synonym disperse At the first gunshot, the crowd scattered. scatter somebody/something The explosion scattered a flock of birds roosting in the trees.
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