They walked in silence until we came to Broadway, where a dozen or so police officers were dispersing a crowd of some sort.
This time, instead of dispersing the crowd, the police response swelled its ranks exponentially.
Various Smith faculty members served as extras, sauntering out of the house and dispersing across the lawn.
disperse dis·perse (dĭ-spûrs')
v. dis·persed, dis·pers·ing, dis·pers·es
To cause to separate and move in different directions; scatter.
To cause to vanish or disappear.