sprawling


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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.
References in classic literature ?
In a bound, I was on my feet, and easily sent him sprawling to the floor.
One of those sprawling flamboyant patterns committing every artistic sin.
In the porkers he saw carved out the future sleek side of bacon, and juicy relishing ham; not a turkey but he beheld daintily trussed up, with its gizzard under its wing, and, peradventure, a necklace of savory sausages; and even bright chanticleer himself lay sprawling on his back, in a side dish, with uplifted claws, as if craving that quarter which his chivalrous spirit disdained to ask while living.
But I got a dreaming and sprawling about one night, and somehow, Sam got pitched on the floor, and came near breaking his arm.
He did not see me and I gave him a box on the ears that laid him sprawling on the floor.
he said; and then as Jurgis passed through the opening, he gave him a ferocious kick that sent him down the great stone steps at a run, and landed him sprawling in the snow at the bottom.
The instant Haley touched the saddle, the mettlesome creature bounded from the earth with a sudden spring, that threw his master sprawling, some feet off, on the soft, dry turf.
The fellow was in the midst of an acre of sprawling boots, and he had a boot in his hand, shuffling it--no, I mean POLISHING it.
As soon as I found what he was up to, I gave a sudden spring, and as I did so, he holding to my legs, I was brought sprawling on the stable floor.
Right in front, the doctor was pursuing his assailant down the hill, and just as my eyes fell upon him, beat down his guard and sent him sprawling on his back with a great slash across the face.
The way seemed interminable, and the streets like the black web of some sprawling spider.
cried Alice, quite forgetting in the flurry of the moment how large she had grown in the last few minutes, and she jumped up in such a hurry that she tipped over the jury-box with the edge of her skirt, upsetting all the jurymen on to the heads of the crowd below, and there they lay sprawling about, reminding her very much of a globe of goldfish she had accidentally upset the week before.