Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of spread.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The word spreads and everyone starts treating Norman differently.

    Marshall Fine: Movie Review: Norman

  • The word spreads like wildfire: President John F. Bay of Pigs Kennedy has been shot in Dallas.

    Learning to Die in Miami

  • It will also get around if you return good profits—the word spreads fast.

    Nothing Down for the 2000s

  • Every now and then the stores get a huge shipment of rice, or black beans, or beef, or whatever, and the word spreads like wildfire.

    Waiting for Snow in Havana

  • When the word spreads around, and it will because my caterer is the best in Virginia, and he loves to boast, no one will be able to resist coming to my party.

    Seeds of Yesterday

  • When the word spreads around, and it will because my caterer is the best in Virginia, and he loves to boast, no one will be able to resist coming to my party.

    Seeds of Yesterday

  • When the word spreads around, and it will because my caterer is the best in Virginia, and he loves to boast, no one will be able to resist coming to my party.

    Seeds of Yesterday

  • When the word spreads around, and it will because my caterer is the best in Virginia, and he loves to boast, no one will be able to resist coming to my party.

    Seeds of Yesterday

  • The topic of conversation was all movies this past week, and the word spreads fast.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • The topic of conversation was all movies this past week, and the word spreads fast.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

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  • spreads is also a transitive and intransitive inflection of the verb to spread, as in the examples on this page.

    June 24, 2012