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