disperse

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /dɪˈspɜːs/
  • (US) IPA: /dɪˈspɜ˞s/
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  • Hyphenation: dis‧perse

Verb[change]

Plain form
disperse

Third-person singular
disperses

Past tense
dispersed

Past participle
dispersed

Present participle
dispersing

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If a group disperses, it breaks up into individual pieces or items and spreads out.
    The police fired their guns to disperse the crowd.