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sprawl

 (sprôl)
v. sprawled, sprawl·ing, sprawls
v.intr.
1. To sit or lie with the body and limbs spread out awkwardly.
2. To spread out in a straggling or disordered fashion: untidy tenements sprawling toward the river.
v.tr.
To cause to spread out in a straggling or disordered fashion.
n.
1. A sprawling position or posture.
2. A usually disorderly or haphazard mass, array, or extension: a sprawl of outbuildings; urban sprawl.

[Middle English sprawlen, from Old English sprēawlian, to writhe; see sper- in Indo-European roots.]

sprawl′er n.

sprawling

(ˈsprɔːlɪŋ)
adj
1. sitting or lying in an ungainly manner with one's limbs spread out
2. spreading out in a straggling fashion
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sprawling - an ungainly posture with arms and legs spread aboutsprawling - an ungainly posture with arms and legs spread about
posture, attitude, position - the arrangement of the body and its limbs; "he assumed an attitude of surrender"
Adj.1.sprawling - spreading out in different directions; "sprawling handwriting"; "straggling branches"; "straggly hair"
untidy - not neat and tidy; "careless and untidy in her personal habits"; "an untidy living room"; "untidy and casual about money"
Translations
إنْتِشار الضَّواحي بِغَيْر تَنْظيم
rozlezlý
vildtvoksende
kuszán elterülõ
dreifîur
rozrastený
gelişigüzel yayılmış

sprawling

[ˈsprɔːlɪŋ] ADJ [person] → tumbado; [city, town] → en crecimiento rápido; [handwriting] → desgarbado

sprawling

adj
city, suburbswild wuchernd; housegroßflächig; groundsausgedehnt; figurehingeflegelt; bodyausgestreckt; handwritingriesig
novelausufernd

sprawling

[ˈsprɔːlɪŋ] adj (person) → sdraiato/a; (in armchair) → stravaccato/a; (handwriting) → disordinato/a; (city) → tentacolare

sprawl

(sproːl) verb
1. to sit, lie or fall with the arms and legs spread out widely and carelessly. Several tired-looking people were sprawling in armchairs.
2. (of a town etc) to spread out in an untidy and irregular way.
noun
1. an act of sprawling. He was lying in a careless sprawl on the sofa.
2. an untidy and irregular area (of houses etc). She lost her way in the grimy sprawl of the big city.
ˈsprawling adjective
the huge, sprawling city of Los Angeles.