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1. oversprēden v.

38 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) To become spread out, be distributed; ben overspred; (b) to spread throughout (a land, the world), spread over (an amount of land), encompass; of oil: spread over the surface of (a liquid); (c) to…

2. sprēden v.

317 quotations in 9 senses
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(a) To lay (cloth, hide, etc.) out flat, spread; -- also without obj. [quot.: a1382, 2nd]; also, of a banner: unfurl [quot.: a1500(?c1450)]; spreden abrode (forth, on, oute); spreden banere, unfold a…