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distribute (something) over (something)

To apply something to something else somewhat evenly over an entire area. You need to distribute stain remover over the entire discolored area to have any hope of cleaning it.
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distribute (something) to (someone)

To pass something out, usually to each person in a group. I'll have the volunteers distribute pamphlets to the audience before I begin my lecture.
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distribute something over something

to spread something over something or over an area. Distribute the icing over the entire cake. Walter distributed the sand over the icy spots.
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distribute something to someone

to give out something to someone. Can you distribute this clothing to the needy people who live around here? I will distribute the ice cream to the party guests.
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68) If a distributing corporation distributes a controlled corporation specifically to avoid a hostile takeover (a valid business purpose under Rev.
to distribute its HOGEN(R) on-site hydrogen generators; and the expectation that the unique HOGEN technology will give the Company one more way to help customers find solutions to their gas needs.
If the corporation to be extinguished in the reorganization has a positive AAA, and distributes cash or other property before the reorganization, the shareholders will reap the benefit of the entire positive AAA.
If Jacorp distributes tract #1 or tract #2 to John in redemption of his stock, the corporation must recognize a $50,000 gain.
Beginning February 2004, Columbia will distribute Clearly Canadian sparkling flavoured water throughout Oregon and Washington, except in the areas already serviced by Walton.
PeerDirect Distributed Enterprise accomplishes this with a core technology that replicates, distributes and synchronizes data and applications across multiple locations, giving customers more responsive and reliable applications with less dependency on network connectivity to a central data center.
PeerDirect's flagship product suite, PeerDirect(TM) Distributed Enterprise, enables companies to seamlessly and economically distribute their data and applications throughout the organization, irrespective of geographical distance or heterogeneous database platforms.
By using PeerDirect to distribute data across all locations, companies can ensure that employees always have access to these important applications.
Tivoli distributes its products worldwide, through a network of domestic and international sales offices, system integrators, resellers and IBM sales channels.
Transarc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of IBM, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, distributes its products direct to end users through sales offices in North America, the United Kingdom, and Australia, and through a network of international resellers and OEMs.
The company distributes high-speed, interactive services to residences, businesses and schools using the cable industry's hybrid, fiber-coaxial cable distribution architecture.
Modulus is headquartered in Houston and distributes its products primarily through OEM and VAR channels.
DBMX distributes its products through its direct sales force, international distributors and systems integrators and provides consulting, training, and support services.
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