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

 

intersperse

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌɪntəˈspɜːs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪntərˈspɜːrs//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they intersperse
BrE BrE//ˌɪntəˈspɜːs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪntərˈspɜːrs//
 
he / she / it intersperses
BrE BrE//ˌɪntəˈspɜːsɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪntərˈspɜːrsɪz//
 
past simple interspersed
BrE BrE//ˌɪntəˈspɜːst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪntərˈspɜːrst//
 
past participle interspersed
BrE BrE//ˌɪntəˈspɜːst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪntərˈspɜːrst//
 
-ing form interspersing
BrE BrE//ˌɪntəˈspɜːsɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪntərˈspɜːrsɪŋ//
 
 
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be interspersed with/in something to put something in something else or among or between other things Lectures will be interspersed with practical demonstrations. Interspersed in the narrative are the personal stories of several important women architects. a scattering of alpine flowers interspersed among crags of weathered rock a series of short films, liberally interspersed with commercial breaks Word Origin mid 16th cent. (in the sense ‘diversify (something) by introducing other things at intervals’): from Latin interspers- ‘scattered between’, from interspergere, from inter- ‘between’ + spargere ‘scatter’.
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