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Dictionary definition for: Scatter

1. (n) a haphazard distribution in all directions

2. (v) to cause to separate and go in different directions; "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds"

3. (n) the act of scattering

4. (v) move away from each other; "The crowds dispersed" "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached"

5. (v) distribute loosely; "He scattered gun powder under the wagon"

6. (v) sow by scattering; "scatter seeds"

7. (v) cause to separate; "break up kidney stones" "disperse particles"

8. (v) strew or distribute over an area; "He spread fertilizer over the lawn" "scatter cards across the table"

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