[v] set out or stretch in a line, succession, or series, as of houses in a long row
[v] spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the map"; "spread your arms"
[v] move away from each other; "The crowds dispersed"; "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached";
[v] turn outward; "These birds can splay out their toes"
[v] move outward; "The soldiers fanned out"
[v] extend in one or more directions; "The dough expands"
[v] strew or distribute over an area; "He spread fertilizer over the lawn"; "scatter cards across the table"
diffuse, disperse, dissipate, expand, fan out, open, scatter, splay, spread, spread, string out, turn out, unfold