According to this post, \pagebreak will end the current page and the paragraphs on the cut page will spread out over the page. However, when I tried this functionality, it does not seem to be working, am I missing something? The following is an MWE.

  paragraph 1

  paragraph 2

  paragraph 3

  paragraph 4
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    Try adding \flushbottom in the preamble (or switch to \documentclass[twoside]{article}).
    – GuM
    May 3, 2017 at 23:04

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The article class sets \raggedbottom (unless it is loaded with either the twoside or the twocolumn option). If you add \flushbottom before \begin{document} you get the spreading (and an “Underfull \vbox” warning).

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