spread out

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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to separate)
a. dispersarse
The tribes in the valley had spread out over the years.Las tribus del valle se habían dispersado a través de los años.
b. desplegarse
The members of the search party spread out to cover more ground.Los miembros del pelotón de búsqueda se desplegaron para cubrir más terreno.
2. (to become larger)
a. extenderse (city, liquid)
The city has gradually spread out to absorb the surrounding towns.La ciudad se fue extendiendo gradualmente y absorbió los pueblos de alrededor.
3. (to lie down)
a. echarse
I can't wait to get home, spread out on the sofa, and watch some mindless television.No puedo esperar para llegar a casa, echarme en el sofá y ver alguna porquería en la televisión.
b. tumbarse
Eugenia spread out on the grass to take a nap in the afternoon sun.Eugenia se tumbó en la hierba para echarse una siesta en el sol de la tarde.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
4. (to stretch)
a. extender (fingers, arms)
Having emerged from the tunnel alive, the escaped prisoner spread out his arms and cried out in triumph.Tras salir del túnel con vida, el prisionero fugitivo extendió los brazos y gritó triunfalmente.
5. (to scatter)
a. esparcir
Carlitos spread his toys out on the floor to find his favorite one.Carlitos esparció sus juguetes por el suelo para buscar su preferido.
6. (to open)
a. desplegar (map, newspaper)
The navigator spread the chart out on the table to show the captain their precise location.El oficial de derrota desplegó la carta para mostrar su posición exacta al capitán.
b. extender (map, newspaper)
Her father spread out the newspaper on the table and began to read.Su padre extendió el periódico sobre la mesa y empezó a leer.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
7. (lying down)
a. echado
When I got home, she was spread out on the couch, fast asleep with her mouth partially open.Cuando llegué a casa, estaba echada en el sofá, profundamente dormida con la boca medio abierta.
b. tumbado
The artist was spread out on a giant canvas, with paint smeared all over his body.El artista estaba tumbado sobre un lienzo enorme, con su cuerpo completamente untado de pintura.
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spread out
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (map, newspaper)
a. desplegar, extender
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (person; on floor, bed)
a. estirarse
3. (search party)
a. desplegarse
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spread out
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
(disperse) [+people] dispersarse; (extend) [+city, liquid] extenderse; (widen) [+river] ensancharse
we spread out and started to search the fields Stalin ordered his armies to spread out and advance along a broad front the colonisers gradually spread out across the continent From there the city spread out toward the salt water the wine spread out in a black pool on the floor the thick green woods which spread out to the north of the city the river spreads out as it nears the sea
transitive verb
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