scatter

scatter(
skah
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duhr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to strew around)
a. esparcir
The farmer scattered the quinoa seeds on the ground.El granjero esparció las semillas de quinoa en el suelo.
We scattered seeds and breadcrumbs to feed the birds in the park.Esparcimos semillas y migas de pan para alimentar a los pájaros en el parque.
b. desparramar
The organizers of the scavenger hunt scattered clues all over the city.Los organizadores de la búsqueda del tesoro desparramaron pruebas por toda la ciudad.
c. sembrar a voleo
The farmers scattered their seeds in the fields at the start of spring.Los agricultores sembraron sus semillas a voleo en el campo al principio de la primavera.
2. (to disband)
a. dispersar
We almost had to call the military to scatter the riots downtown.Casi tuvimos que llamar a la policía para dispersar los disturbios en el centro.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to disband)
a. dispersarse
When the police arrived at the protest, the crowd scattered.Cuando la policía llegó a la manifestación, la multitud se dispersó.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
4. (physics)
a. la dispersión
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
We can coat your glasses with a protective covering to reduce scatter of light.Podemos aplicar una capa protectora a tus gafas para reducir la dispersión de la luz.
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scatter
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (clouds, demonstrators)
a. dispersar
2. (corn, seed)
a. esparcir
to scatter crumbs/papers all over the placedejar todo lleno or sembrado de migas/papeles
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (crowd)
a. dispersarse
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scatter [ˈskætəʳ]
transitive verb
1 (strew around) [+crumbs, papers etc] esparcir; desparramar; [+seeds] sembrar a voleo; esparcir
the flowers were scattered about on the floor las flores estaban desparramadas por el suelo; the floor was scattered with flowers en el suelo había flores desparramadas
2 (disperse) [+clouds] dispersar; [+crowd] dispersar
her relatives are scattered about the world sus familiares se encuentran dispersos por el mundo
intransitive verb
[+crowd] dispersarse
the family scattered to distant parts la familia se dispersó por lugares alejados
noun
(Mat) (Téc) dispersión (f)
a scatter of houses unas casas dispersas; a scatter of raindrops unas gotas dispersas de lluvia
modifier
scatter cushions (n) almohadones (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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