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intersperse (something) among (something)

To incorporate or scatter something in or throughout something else. For the kitchen backsplash, I want to intersperse some of these sparkly gray blocks among the black and white ones.
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intersperse (something) between (something)

To incorporate or scatter something in or throughout something else. For the kitchen backsplash, I want to intersperse some of these sparkly gray blocks between the white and black ones.
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intersperse (something) throughout (something)

To incorporate or scatter something in or throughout something else. I want to intersperse some of these sparkly gray blocks throughout the kitchen backsplash.

intersperse (something) with (something)

To incorporate or scatter something in or throughout something else. Please intersperse the kitchen backsplash with some of these sparkly gray blocks.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

intersperse something among something

to place something among things at random. We interspersed a few chocolate dough nuts among all the plain ones. Some chocolate ones had been interspersed among the plain ones.
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intersperse something between something

to place things between other things, perhaps regularly or in a pattern. We interspersed an onion plant between each pair of plants. Onions had been interspersed between every two marigold plants.
See also: between, intersperse

intersperse something throughout something

to put things throughout something. He interspersed recommendations for a better life throughout the book. Good advice had been interspersed throughout the book.

intersperse something with something

to provide or bestow something with something. You should intersperse some red flowers with the orange ones. The book was interspersed with good advice.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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