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We unpacked them very carefully and pulled them to pieces and scattered the straw about. The Treasure Seekers (1899)Where do you want your ashes scattered? Times, Sunday Times (2013)Yet the atmosphere does scatter laser light a slight amount. The Harper Dictionary of Science in Everyday Language (1988)Before you knew it the field had scattered. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Pretty it up by scattering in rose petals. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Grab a table scattered with plant pots and work your way through the wine list. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We had bowls of them scattered about the house. Times, Sunday Times (2013)When the scorer died his will requested that his ashes be scattered on the cricket square. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Information is now scattered far more widely than was the case with terrestrial broadcasting. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Bodies are torn apart and limbs are scattered about. Times, Sunday Times (2014)His ashes are scattered on the gallops. The Sun (2009)England will not become another Ireland with bungalows scattered over rolling fields. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They maintain real good accountability of the hazardous waste at the disposal areas scattered throughout Iraq. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The sun rose a little higher, scattering light around the room. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Then there's the usual dotcom accoutrements such as ping pong and table football scattered around the office. Times, Sunday Times (2013)At that time for me, the human skeletons scattering the field of an infantry charge were no more shocking than these things. THE ZANZIBAR CHEST: A Memoir of Love and War (2003)
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British English: scatter VERB
If you scatter things over an area, you throw or drop them so that they spread all over the area.
She scattered the rose petals on the ground.
Definition of scatter from the Collins English Dictionary
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