Meaning of SCATTER in English

scat ‧ ter /ˈskætə $ -ər/ BrE AmE verb [intransitive and transitive]

[ Date: 1100-1200 ; Origin: Perhaps from shatter ]

1 . if someone scatters a lot of things, or if they scatter, they are thrown or dropped over a wide area in an irregular way

scatter (something) over/around/across etc something

Scatter the onions over the fish.

The flowers fell and scattered on the ground.

2 . if a group of people or animals scatter, or if something scatters them, they move quickly in different directions:

The sound of gunfire made the crowd scatter in all directions.

⇨ ↑ scattered , ↑ scattering

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