- v.撒布; 伸开( spread的现在分词 ); 展开; （使）传播; （使）散布
Infectious diseases are spreading among many of the flood victims.
Word has been spreading fast of the incidents on the streets.
These stories are spreading like wildfire through the city.
Felix watched his men move like soldiers, spreading out into two teams.
"It was huge," he announced, spreading his arms wide.
A dark red stain was spreading across his shirt.
Cities such as Tokyo are spreading out.
Religious fundamentalism was spreading in the region.
The disease is spreading, and all children under five are at risk.
Spreading her wings, the bird headed for the island.
Acidity in soil can be neutralized by spreading lime on it.
The firemen pulled down some nearby sheds to stop the fire spreading.
He has been spreading false stories in an attempt to smear us.
His prompt action prevented the fire from spreading.
Don't blacken my name by spreading rumors.
His insistence on putting users first, and focusing on elegance and simplicity, has become deep-rooted in his own company, and is spreading to rival firms too.
Both strains quickly invaded local hospitals when needle sharing and other unhealthy practices ensured the rapid spreading of the infection by bringing people into contact with contaminated body fluids.
If the virus had been capable of spreading through the air, or if one infected person had unknowingly entered a large population center, Ebola might have become a worldwide epidemic
Hospital workers in at least one case deserted their workplace in panic, thus halting the administering of potentially unclean disease spreading injections, but Ebola has not disappeared.
Arts have a gradually spreading effect.
2018年高考英语江苏卷 阅读理解 填空题 原文
But the disease is making a comeback, caused by a growing anti-vaccine movement and misinformation that is spreading quickly.
2017年高考英语北京卷 阅读理解 阅读C 原文
However, by midday, it will become cloudy in most areas, with rain spreading generally from the west.
2016年高考英语浙江卷（10月） 听力 原文收起真题例句
1. process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
2. the opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debate
3. act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time
1. spreading over a wide area;
"under the spreading chestnut tree"
"the spreading circle of lamplight"
2. spreading by diffusion