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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.
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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
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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.
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

intersperse

verb scatter, sprinkle, intermix, pepper, interlard, bestrew They have interspersed historical scenes with modern ones.
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

intersperse

[ˌɪntərˈspɜːrs] vt
to intersperse with → parsemer de
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

intersperse

[ˌɪntəˈspɜːs] vt to intersperse sth with sthinframmezzare qc con qc
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The details of violence against the Chinese immigrants are barely mentioned, reaching merely the level of one sentence interspersions: "bandits [...] would hold him up for his railroad pay and shoot for practice as they shot Injuns and jackrabbits [...] he [Ah Goong] hid against the shaking ground in case a demon with a shotgun was hunting from it [...] the demons killed for fun and hate.
One factor that modulates the stability of FMR1 CGG repeats is the frequency of AGG interspersions within the CGG repeat track.
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).