[v] cause to separate; "break up kidney stones"; "disperse particles"
[v] cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news"
[v] distribute loosely; "He scattered gun powder under the wagon."
[v] move away from each other; "The crowds dispersed"; "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached";
[v] to cause to separate and go in different directions, of crowds, for example; "She waved her hand and scattered the crows."
break up, break up, broadcast, circularise, circularize, circulate, diffuse, dispel, disseminate, dissipate, distribute, dot, dust, pass around, propagate, scatter, scatter, scatter, spread, spread out, sprinkle