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"
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References in classic literature ?
His blue handkerchief was spread over his knees, as was usual indoors, when it was not hanging over his head; and he sat watching what went forward with the quiet OUTWARD glance of healthy old age, which, disengaged from any interest in an inward drama, spies out pins upon the floor, follows one's minutest motions with an unexpectant purposeless tenacity, watches the flickering of the flame or the sun-gleams on the wall, counts the quarries on the floor, watches even the hand of the clock, and pleases itself with detecting a rhythm in the tick.
Kainat Imtiaz was the other prominent scorer for PCB challengers with 49 runs spread over four boundaries and a six.
But the 'Universe Boss' then briefly launched a remarkable sequence of hitting off the same bowler, registering 6-6-6-6-4-6 from successive deliveries spread over two overs.