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in·ter·sperse

 (ĭn′tər-spûrs′)
tr.v. in·ter·spersed, in·ter·spers·ing, in·ter·spers·es
1. To distribute among other things at intervals: interspersed red and blue tiles on the walls; intersperse praise with constructive criticism.
2. To supply or diversify with things distributed at intervals: interspersed lamp fixtures on the large ceiling; a newspaper section that was interspersed with advertisements.

[From Latin interspergere, interspers- : inter-, inter- + spargere, to scatter.]

in′ter·spers′ed·ly (-spûr′sĭd-lē) adv.
in′ter·sper′sion (-spûr′zhən, -shən) n.

intersperse

(ˌɪntəˈspɜːs)
vb (tr)
1. to scatter or distribute among, between, or on
2. to diversify (something) with other things scattered here and there
[C16: from Latin interspargere, from inter- + spargere to sprinkle]
interspersedly adv
interspersion, ˌinterˈspersal n

in•ter•sperse

(ˌɪn tərˈspɜrs)

v.t. -spersed, -spers•ing.
1. to scatter here and there or place at intervals among other things: to intersperse flowers among shrubs.
2. to diversify with something placed or scattered at intervals: to intersperse a speech with anecdotes.
[1560–70; < Latin interspersus, past participle of interspergere to strew here and there =inter- inter- + spargere to scatter]
in`ter•spers′ed•ly, adv.
in`ter•sper′sion, in`ter•sper′sal, n.

intersperse


Past participle: interspersed
Gerund: interspersing

Imperative
intersperse
intersperse
Present
I intersperse
you intersperse
he/she/it intersperses
we intersperse
you intersperse
they intersperse
Preterite
I interspersed
you interspersed
he/she/it interspersed
we interspersed
you interspersed
they interspersed
Present Continuous
I am interspersing
you are interspersing
he/she/it is interspersing
we are interspersing
you are interspersing
they are interspersing
Present Perfect
I have interspersed
you have interspersed
he/she/it has interspersed
we have interspersed
you have interspersed
they have interspersed
Past Continuous
I was interspersing
you were interspersing
he/she/it was interspersing
we were interspersing
you were interspersing
they were interspersing
Past Perfect
I had interspersed
you had interspersed
he/she/it had interspersed
we had interspersed
you had interspersed
they had interspersed
Future
I will intersperse
you will intersperse
he/she/it will intersperse
we will intersperse
you will intersperse
they will intersperse
Future Perfect
I will have interspersed
you will have interspersed
he/she/it will have interspersed
we will have interspersed
you will have interspersed
they will have interspersed
Future Continuous
I will be interspersing
you will be interspersing
he/she/it will be interspersing
we will be interspersing
you will be interspersing
they will be interspersing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been interspersing
you have been interspersing
he/she/it has been interspersing
we have been interspersing
you have been interspersing
they have been interspersing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been interspersing
you will have been interspersing
he/she/it will have been interspersing
we will have been interspersing
you will have been interspersing
they will have been interspersing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been interspersing
you had been interspersing
he/she/it had been interspersing
we had been interspersing
you had been interspersing
they had been interspersing
Conditional
I would intersperse
you would intersperse
he/she/it would intersperse
we would intersperse
you would intersperse
they would intersperse
Past Conditional
I would have interspersed
you would have interspersed
he/she/it would have interspersed
we would have interspersed
you would have interspersed
they would have interspersed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.intersperse - place at intervals in or among; "intersperse exclamation marks in the text"
interleave - intersperse the sectors on the concentric magnetic circular patterns written on a computer disk surface to guide the storing and recording of data
lay, place, put, set, position, pose - put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
2.intersperse - introduce one's writing or speech with certain expressions
put in, stick in, inclose, insert, introduce, enclose - introduce; "Insert your ticket here"
interleave - intersperse alternately, as of protective covers for book illustrations

intersperse

verb scatter, sprinkle, intermix, pepper, interlard, bestrew They have interspersed historical scenes with modern ones.
Translations

intersperse

[ˌɪntəˈspɜːs] VT a border of begonias interspersed with geraniumsun arriate de begonias entremezcladas or intercaladas con geranios
a speech interspersed with jokesun discurso salpicado de chistes
sunny periods interspersed with showersperiodos mpl de sol con intervalos de chubascos irregulares

intersperse

[ˌɪntərˈspɜːrs] vt
to intersperse with → parsemer de

intersperse

vt (= scatter)verteilen; interspersed with somethingmit etw dazwischen; a speech interspersed with quotationseine mit Zitaten gespickte Rede; periods of sunshine interspersed with showersvon Schauern unterbrochener Sonnenschein; boredom interspersed with periods of …Langeweile und dazwischen or zwischendurch

intersperse

[ˌɪntəˈspɜːs] vt to intersperse sth with sthinframmezzare qc con qc
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Yet, throughout the mid-20th and late-20th century, city life remained centered on earlier historic overlays and their complex interspersions within the urban core, namely: (a) the medina or precolonial walled city with high population densities and labyrinth-like streets; and (b) the ville nouvelle or colonial district, embellished with Western architectures and linearly regimented by modernist planning (Dalton et-al, 1993).
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