The rain kept the fire from spreading.
To prevent the disease from spreading quickly was not an easy task.
The government didn't take appropriate measures to prevent the infection from spreading.
Tom was guilty of spreading lies about Mary.
Seagulls cause all types of disturbances by cackling loudly, spreading guano, tearing up garbage bags and attacking to get food.
He went around spreading lies about her.
Maori culture is now spreading more and more among us and their language has become an official language.
It is said that the disease has been spreading.
Gossip that the diva had gotten married was spreading.
That's an odd note grouping for that chord. Try spreading it out over two octaves instead of one.
The rumor that she's getting married is spreading around town.