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Overview of noun scatter

The noun scatter has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. scatter, spread

(a haphazard distribution in all directions)

2. scatter, scattering, strewing

(the act of scattering)


Overview of verb scatter

The verb scatter has 6 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (5) disperse, dissipate, dispel, break up, scatter

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

2. (4) disperse, dissipate, scatter, spread out

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

3. (2) scatter, sprinkle, dot, dust, disperse

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

4. (1) scatter

(sow by scattering; "scatter seeds")

5. (1) break up, disperse, scatter

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

6. spread, scatter, spread out

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

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