Verb – Scatter
1 a (+ object) : to cause (things or people) to separate and go in different directions
The wind scattered the pile of leaves.
1 b (no object) : to separate and go in different directions
The crowd scattered (=dispersed) when the police arrived.
The marbles scattered across the floor.
2 (+ object) : to place or leave (things) in different places
He scattered (=spread) the grass seed over the soil.
She scattered the books on the table.
He scatters his toys all around the house.