sprawler


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sprawler - a person who sprawls; "he is such a sprawler he needs a bed to himself"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
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The designer wide couch, excellent for the sprawler that likes to sleep on their side.
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