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Idiom of the Month: Spread it

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This month we take a look at two meanings of the verb spread.

Spread: to move a soft substance across a surface so that it covers it:

"Spread butter on the bread"

"He spread a thin layer of glue on the paper."

Spread: If information spreads or if someone spreads it, it is communicated from one person to another:

"The rumor spread quickly."

"News of her promotion spread rapidly through the company."