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s pre ding

  • n  process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
  • n  the opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debate
  • n  act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time
  • v  distribute or disperse widely
  • v  become distributed or widespread
  • v  spread across or over
  • v  spread out or open from a closed or folded state
  • v  cause to become widely known
  • v  become widely known and passed on
  • v  strew or distribute over an area
  • v  move outward
  • v  cover by spreading something over
  • v  distribute over a surface in a layer

  • Even for a disease that moves on wings of birds and mosquitoes the West Nile virus is spreading with remarkable speed.
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  • U.K. government accused of spying on G20 delegates’ BlackBerry phones
    Spying claims are spreading and escalating across the globe, from Hong Kong to the United Kingdom. The latest big Guardian exposé claims that the U.K. government spied on G20 summit meeting guests in London using various methods. These reportedly included penetrating the security of BlackBerry phones and setting up internet cafes with key-logging software. The report actually shows a purported ...
    June 17, 2013 - BGR News via Yahoo! News
  • The Life is good Festival Welcomes Jack Johnson, Daryl Hall & John Oates and YO GABBA GABBA! to Raise More Than $1 ...
    Life is good®, the lifestyle brand committed to spreading the power of optimism and helping kids in need, today announced Jack Johnson, Daryl Hall & John Oates and YO GABBA GABBA! will headline the 2013 Life is good Festival on Sept.
    June 17, 2013 - Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance
  • New SARS-Like Virus: How Big Is The Threat?
    Reports of a new SARS-like virus have ben trickling out of the Arabian Peninsula. SARS, you may recall, was a frighteningly severe viral illness that emerged in southeast China in 2003, spreading rapidly from human to human. Health care workers caring for SARS patients were especially at risk, with the doctor who discovered the illness dying of it a short time later.
    June 17, 2013 - Forbes

  • Margaret Chan in The Irrawaddy News Magazine
    It's spreading too many diseases and costing too many lives. We need to do a better job of catching contaminated food before it ever comes close to a kitchen table. My plan addressed the gaps in the inspection process and improves recalls and... Kirsten Gillibrand http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirsten_Gillibrand&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHDOjwk1Nq8bGtHH39lO8Ng333xTw Food Safety News http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2009/10/sen-gillibrand-to-introduce-ecoli-eradication-bill/&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFWtC4OPaqa3rugmHU8wYm564B78g Oct 14, 2009 93549 124375 spreading The virus is spreading under a close and careful watch," Chan said. "No previous pandemic has been detected so early or watched so closely."
  • President Bush in LaSalle News Tribune
    President Bush says the $700 billion bailout plan is needed to "keep the crisis in our financial industry from spreading" across the economy.

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