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Definition of Scatter


  1. To strew about; to sprinkle around; to throw down loosely; to deposit or place here and there, esp. in an open or sparse order.
  2. To cause to separate in different directions; to reduce from a close or compact to a loose or broken order; to dissipate; to disperse.
  3. Hence, to frustrate, disappoint, and overthrow; as, to scatter hopes, plans, or the like.
  4. To be dispersed or dissipated; to disperse or separate; as, clouds scatter after a storm.
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Scatter Translations

scatter in Afrikaans is giet
scatter in Dutch is rondstrooien, strooien
scatter in Finnish is kaataa
scatter in German is streuen, auseinanderjagen, zerstreuen, verstreuen
scatter in Latin is conturbo, spargo sparsi sparsum, iacio, perdo
scatter in Spanish is esparcir
scatter in Swedish is skingra sig