One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
2(Usually as two words.) In predicative use, following modifying adverb or conjoined with an adjective.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Bulwer (bap. 1606, d. 1656), medical practitioner and writer on deafness and on gesture. From spread + out, after to spread out.
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