spread-eagle


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spread-ea·gle

(sprĕd′ē′gəl)
adj.
1. Positioned with the arms and legs stretched out.
2. Informal Full of patriotic or jingoistic rhetoric.
v. spread-ea·gled, spread-ea·gling, spread-ea·gles
v.tr.
To place in a spread-eagle position, especially as a means of punishment.
v.intr.
1. To assume a spread-eagle position.
2. To make a grandiloquent, patriotic speech.

spread-eagle

adj
lying or standing with arms and legs outstretched
vb
1. to assume or cause to assume the shape of a spread eagle
2. (Ice Skating) (intr) skating to execute a spread eagle

spread′ ea′gle


n.
1. a representation of an eagle with outspread wings: used as an emblem of the U.S.
2. a skating figure performed with the skates touching heel-to-heel in a straight line and the arms outstretched.
[1560–70]

spread′-ea`gle



adj., v. -gled, -gling. adj.
1. having or suggesting the form of a spread eagle.
2. lying with arms and legs outstretched.
3. boastful or bombastic, esp. in the display of patriotic pride in the U.S.
v.t.
4. to stretch out in a spread-eagle position.
v.i.
5. to perform the skating figure of a spread eagle.
[1820–30]

spread-eagle

- First described a navy man who was lashed to the rigging for flogging.
See also related terms for rigging.

spread-eagle


Past participle: spread-eagled
Gerund: spread-eagling

Imperative
spread-eagle
spread-eagle
Present
I spread-eagle
you spread-eagle
he/she/it spread-eagles
we spread-eagle
you spread-eagle
they spread-eagle
Preterite
I spread-eagled
you spread-eagled
he/she/it spread-eagled
we spread-eagled
you spread-eagled
they spread-eagled
Present Continuous
I am spread-eagling
you are spread-eagling
he/she/it is spread-eagling
we are spread-eagling
you are spread-eagling
they are spread-eagling
Present Perfect
I have spread-eagled
you have spread-eagled
he/she/it has spread-eagled
we have spread-eagled
you have spread-eagled
they have spread-eagled
Past Continuous
I was spread-eagling
you were spread-eagling
he/she/it was spread-eagling
we were spread-eagling
you were spread-eagling
they were spread-eagling
Past Perfect
I had spread-eagled
you had spread-eagled
he/she/it had spread-eagled
we had spread-eagled
you had spread-eagled
they had spread-eagled
Future
I will spread-eagle
you will spread-eagle
he/she/it will spread-eagle
we will spread-eagle
you will spread-eagle
they will spread-eagle
Future Perfect
I will have spread-eagled
you will have spread-eagled
he/she/it will have spread-eagled
we will have spread-eagled
you will have spread-eagled
they will have spread-eagled
Future Continuous
I will be spread-eagling
you will be spread-eagling
he/she/it will be spread-eagling
we will be spread-eagling
you will be spread-eagling
they will be spread-eagling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been spread-eagling
you have been spread-eagling
he/she/it has been spread-eagling
we have been spread-eagling
you have been spread-eagling
they have been spread-eagling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been spread-eagling
you will have been spread-eagling
he/she/it will have been spread-eagling
we will have been spread-eagling
you will have been spread-eagling
they will have been spread-eagling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been spread-eagling
you had been spread-eagling
he/she/it had been spread-eagling
we had been spread-eagling
you had been spread-eagling
they had been spread-eagling
Conditional
I would spread-eagle
you would spread-eagle
he/she/it would spread-eagle
we would spread-eagle
you would spread-eagle
they would spread-eagle
Past Conditional
I would have spread-eagled
you would have spread-eagled
he/she/it would have spread-eagled
we would have spread-eagled
you would have spread-eagled
they would have spread-eagled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.spread-eagle - stretch out completely; "They spread-eagled him across the floor"
stretch, extend - extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body; "Stretch your legs!"; "Extend your right arm above your head"
2.spread-eagle - stretch over; "His residences spread-eagle the entire county"
straddle, range - range or extend over; occupy a certain area; "The plants straddle the entire state"
3.spread-eagle - execute a spread eagle on skates, with arms and legs stretched out
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
figure skate - dance on skates
4.spread-eagle - stand with arms and legs spread out
sprawl - sit or lie with one's limbs spread out
5.spread-eagle - defeat disastrously
beat, beat out, vanquish, trounce, crush, shell - come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
Adj.1.spread-eagle - with arms and legs stretched out and apart; "lay spread-eagle on the floor"
extended - fully extended or stretched forth; "an extended telescope"; "his extended legs reached almost across the small room"; "refused to accept the extended hand"

spread-eagle

verb
To sit or lie with the limbs spread out awkwardly:
Translations

spread-eagle

[spredˈiːgl] VTextender (completamente), despatarrar

spread-eagle

vt to be or lie spread-eagledmit ausgestreckten Armen und Beinen daliegen, alle viere von sich (dat)strecken (inf); the policeman outlined the spread-eagled bodyder Polizist zeichnete die Umrisse des ausgestreckt daliegenden Toten
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