this has not spread <distributed> throughout the world

Tenacious Learner

Senior Member
Hello teachers,
Can I use this definition 'distributed over a wide period of time' to explain 'spread' in the following sentence?
A recent trend during Al-Hijra is for people to exchange gifts and cards, although this has not spread throughout the Muslim world.

Thanks in advance.
  • se16teddy

    Senior Member
    English - England
    In that case, you are about right; but spread might include distributed over a short period of time too. In fact, the thread is talking about a recent trend, so I don't think the period of time is very long!
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