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1‘the crowd began to disperse’
break up, split up, disband, separate, scatter, leave, go their separate ways, go in different directions
dispel, drive away, drive off, chase away, put to flight, banish, get rid of
2‘the blanket of fog finally dispersed’
dissipate, be dispelled, thin out, dissolve, melt away, fade away, vanish, disappear, clear, lift, rise
3‘some plants rely on birds to disperse their seeds’
scatter, disseminate, distribute, spread, broadcast, diffuse, strew, sow, sprinkle, pepper
literary bestrew, besprinkle
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