March 05, 2019
Learner's Word of the Day
scatter /ˈskætɚ/ verb
scatter
/ˈskætɚ/
verb

scatters; scattered; scattering

Leaves scattered by the wind
Leaves scattered by the wind
Learner's definition of SCATTER

1 a [+ object] : to cause (things or people) to separate and go in different directions

  • The wind scattered the pile of leaves.

1 b [no object] : to separate and go in different directions

  • The crowd scattered [=dispersed] when the police arrived.

  • The marbles scattered across the floor.

2 [+ object] : to place or leave (things) in different places

  • He scattered [=spread] the grass seed over the soil.

  • She scattered the books on the table.

  • He scatters his toys all around the house.

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