spread over


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Verb1.spread over - form a cover over; "The grass covered the grave"
flood - cover with liquid, usually water; "The swollen river flooded the village"; "The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes"
bloody - cover with blood; "bloody your hands"
mist, mist over - become covered with mist; "The windshield misted over"
adjoin, contact, touch, meet - be in direct physical contact with; make contact; "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point"
glaciate - cover with ice or snow or a glacier; "the entire area was glaciated"
strew - cover; be dispersed over; "Dead bodies strewed the ground"
grass over, grass - cover with grass
cake, coat - form a coat over; "Dirt had coated her face"
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"
drown, submerge, overwhelm - cover completely or make imperceptible; "I was drowned in work"; "The noise drowned out her speech"
mantle - cover like a mantle; "The ivy mantles the building"
cloak, robe, clothe, drape - cover as if with clothing; "the mountain was clothed in tropical trees"
blanket - form a blanket-like cover (over)
carpet - form a carpet-like cover (over)
smother - form an impenetrable cover over; "the butter cream smothered the cake"
shroud - form a cover like a shroud; "Mist shrouded the castle"
References in classic literature ?
Each new form, also, as soon as it has been much improved, will be able to spread over the open and continuous area, and will thus come into competition with many others.
Lend an ear, then, to this concert of bell towers; spread over all the murmur of half a million men, the eternal plaint of the river, the infinite breathings of the wind, the grave and distant quartette of the four forests arranged upon the hills, on the horizon, like immense stacks of organ pipes; extinguish, as in a half shade, all that is too hoarse and too shrill about the central chime, and say whether you know anything in the world more rich and joyful, more golden, more dazzling, than this tumult of bells and chimes;--than this furnace of music,--than these ten thousand brazen voices chanting simultaneously in the flutes of stone, three hundred feet high,--than this city which is no longer anything but an orchestra,--than this symphony which produces the noise of a tempest.
A soft languor spread over her lovely features, but increased their Beauty--.