spread the word


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spread the word

To disseminate information through word of mouth. Hey, the game is canceled due to the rain—spread the word.
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spread the word

to tell many people some kind of information. I need to spread the word that the meeting is canceled for this afternoon.
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spread the ˈword

tell people about something: Because of her contacts in the business world, he asked Kate to spread the word about his latest venture. OPPOSITE: keep something to yourself
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It was a difficult choice, but Roy's words, together with his ideas to help spread the word of poetry and introduce poetry to new audiences, helped make our decision.
The Spread The Word postcards will allow customers to see what other people have enjoyed reading and the bookmark competition is a fun way of getting involved.
Her story has generated additional interest from the media and public about our report and we appreciate E Magazine for being a vehicle to spread the word about environmental contamination and impacts on women's health.
The program empowers local members of the community to take action on behalf of their children, become educated about healthy eating habits and market their ideas publicly to spread the word.
The program is in need of more trained volunteers for its August 2004 trip and asks that the ADAA help spread the word of its work to members.
McNeil is committed to helping spread the word to runners of all ages about the dangers of over-hydration and hyponatremia.
That's why the Vermont Department of Health has enlisted hairstylists to help spread the word about all the health resources available to local women.
Everybody knows how to spread the word like a grass roots thing--the same way any movement starts.
WE KNOW THERE HAVE BEEN SOME REALLY IMPORTANT LESSONS LEARNED AND GREAT MAINTENANCE IDEAS DEVELOPED-AND WE WANT TO HELP SPREAD THE WORD.
Spread the word that BIBR has completed four years of continuous publishing and that this--our 25th issue--is a celebration for all of us book lovers.
If there's one thing that members of America Online's Golden Gals have learned, it's that you need to spread the word to be heard.
In the aftermath of September 11, SEIU sprang into action to spread the word about the effects of the tragedy on workers and their families and to pull working families together to provide relief.
Monsanto went to action, enrolling the help of veterinarians, animal nutritionists, and dairy producers to spread the word about the benefits and safety of the product.
Notes Andrew Guarino, Honorary Deputy Chief of The New York City Fire Department and a Board member and President of The Fire Safety Education Fund, "Ultimately, the goal is to spread the word among the maximum number of managing agents and to empower them to maintain the highest levels of fire safety in their buildings.
NAHU members will push for passage of a refundable health tax credit, help to improve and spread the word about long-term-care insurance and fight mandates and bad legislation," Tuttle said in a statement.