spread (something) with (something)

(redirected from spreads something with)

spread (something) with (something)

1. To move, disperse, or be distribute some substance using some implementation. Why on earth are you spreading butter with a spoon? We'll need to spread the tar with a special kind of roller.
2. To cover or coat something with a layer of some substance. The crackers keep breaking apart in my hands when I try to spread them with peanut butter! I spent the day spreading the field with fertilizer.
See also: spread
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

spread something with something

to cover something with a coat of something. Using the roller, Judy spread the wall with a thick coat of pink paint. Spread the lasagna with a layer of cheese mixture and cover that with another layer of lasagna.
See also: spread
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
See also: