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[bih-spred] /bɪˈsprɛd/
verb (used with object), bespread, bespreading.
to spread over (a surface); cover (usually followed by with):
a table bespread with fine linens.
Origin of bespread
1350-1400; Middle English bespreden. See be-, spread Unabridged
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Examples from the web for bespread
  • Implementing changes sooner would allow the needed revenue increases or benefit reductions to bespread over more generations.
  • Frogs are known to bespread through the movement of plant materials.
  • Sampling frequency shall bespread evenly throughout the discharge year.
  • Transactions are telescoped into minutes that would otherwise bespread over days or weeks.
  • Larger the cloud fall nearby upper levels are carried away to bespread worldwide.
British Dictionary definitions for bespread


verb -spreads, -spreading, -spread
(transitive) to cover (a surface) with something
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Word Origin and History for bespread

c.1200, from be- + spread (v.).

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