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to spread out sails or clothes, Od.; χεῖρε πετάσσας, of one swimming, id=Od.: metaph., θυμὸν πετάσαι to open one's heart, id=Od.:—Pass., mostly in perf., to be spread on all sides, Hom.: part. spread wide, opened wide, of folding doors, πύλαι πεπταμέναι Il.; πετάσθησαν Od.

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