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spread the word

To disseminate a specific piece of information. Hey, the game is canceled due to the rain—spread the word. The goal of this program is to spread the word about the dangers of opioids.
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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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