Thursday, April 8, 2010


disperse [ dih-SPURS ]
 adjective, intransitive verb, transitive verb ]
 1. (tr. v.) to drive off in all directions or to scatter
2. (tr. v.) to disseminate or spread over a wide area
3. (tr. v.) to cause to vanish or to dispel
4. (intr. v.) to move apart in different directions without any order or to become scattered
5. (intr. v.) to be scattered out of sight or to make vanish
 The police could not disperse the crowd as more supporters joined the fray with every passing minute.
 Twenty to thirty Palestinian men threw rocks at security forces who used tear gas to try and disperse them, said Israeli Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.