distribute (something) over (something)

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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 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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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