Part of speech: verb

To scatter.

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Usage examples "disperse":

  1. It may also have been necessary, as many slaves and fugitives had gathered round them, either that they should disperse these men and so lose their entire power, or else go and dwell alone amongst them. - "Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4)", Plutarch.
  2. Disperse, for your own sakes: Nor hesitate; for, without me, well do ye know that vessel of the King would be your master. - "The Red Rover", James Fenimore Cooper.
  3. These men we cannot conquer,- we must disperse them. - "The Last Of The Barons, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.