scatter


scatter
1. I
the crowd scattered толпа разошлась /разбрелась, рассеялась/; the hens scattered куры бросились врассыпную; the birds scattered птицы разлетелись
2. III
scatter smth. scatter seed (paper bags and orange peel, crumbs, etc.) разбрасывать /раскидывать/ семена и т.д; scatter clouds рассеивать /разгонять/ облака или тучи; scatter perfume разбрызгивать духи; the tempest scattered the ships ураган разбросал корабли; scatter one's inheritance растратить /промотать/ наследство; scatter smb. scatter a crowd (a demonstration, a procession, etc.) разгонять толпу и т.д.; scatter birds (a flock of birds) вспугивать (стаю) птиц
3. IV
scatter smth. in some manner scatter smth. lavishly (thickly, thinly, recklessly, foolishly, rapidly, etc.) щедро и т.д. разбрасывать что-л.; scatter smth. somewhere scatter smth. everywhere (here and there, far and wide, etc.) разбрасывать что-л. повсюду и т.д.; he scatters his belongings all over the house он раскидывает свои вещи по всему дому
4. XI
1) be scattered this great collection of books is scattered это величайшее собрание книг теперь разрознено; be (lie) scattered somewhere fragments of bursting shells (leaves) are scattered far and wide осколки снарядов (листья) раскиданы /разбросаны/ повсюду; the cottages lie scattered in the plain по всей долине разбросаны небольшие коттеджи; many isles are scattered in the sea по всему морю разбросано множество маленьких островков; the information on this subject has been scattered through many volumes данные по этому вопросу разбросаны по многим книгам; be scattered in some manner on the island the population is thinly scattered население острова живет в редко разбросанных небольших селениях
2) be scattered all our hopes and plans were scattered наши надежды и планы потерпели крах /рухнули/; find smth. scattered somewhere we found everything scattered all over the floor мы увидели, что все вещи разбросаны по полу; be scattered with smth. the park was scattered with rubbish весь парк был завален мусором; her path was scattered with flowers ее путь был усыпан цветами
5. XVI
scatter before smth. clouds scatter before the wind облака или тучи рассеиваются на ветру, ветер гонит облака или тучи; scatter at smth. the crowd scattered at the approach of the police при приближении полиции толпа бросилась врассыпную; scatter about smth. the tourists scattered about the town туристы разошлись /разбрелись/ по городу
6. XXI1
scatter smth. on smth. scatter gravel on an icy road (ashes on the sidewalk, sand on the floor, etc.) посыпать обледеневшую дорожку гравием и т.д.; scatter bits of paper on the floor (one's books on the tables, one's papers on the table, one's toys on the floor, etc.) раскидать /разбросать/ обрывки /куски/ бумаги по полу и т.д.; scatter smth. [all] over smth. scatter one's things all over the room разбрасывать свои вещи по всей комнате; scatter smth. for smb. scatter some food for the pigeons насыпать /разбросать/ корм для голубей; scatter smth. with smth. scatter the road with sand посыпать дорогу песком || scatter money to the winds пустить деньги на ветер, промотать деньги
7. XXV
scatter when... a flock of birds scatters when a shot is fired стая птиц разлетается в разные стороны при звуке выстрела; the crowd scattered when the police arrived с появлением полиции толпа разбежалась

English-Russian dictionary of verb phrases. 2013.

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