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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.

sprawl

(sprɔːl)
vb
1. (intr) to sit or lie in an ungainly manner with one's limbs spread out
2. to fall down or knock down with the limbs spread out in an ungainly way
3. to spread out or cause to spread out in a straggling fashion: his handwriting sprawled all over the paper.
n
4. the act or an instance of sprawling
5. a sprawling posture or arrangement of items
6. (Human Geography)
a. the urban area formed by the expansion of a town or city into surrounding countryside: the urban sprawl.
b. the process by which this has happened
[Old English spreawlian; related to Old English spryttan to sprout, spurt, Greek speirein to scatter]
ˈsprawler n
ˈsprawly adj

sprawl

(sprɔl)

v.i.
1. to be spread out awkwardly.
2. to sit or lie with limbs spread out.
3. to spread out or be distributed irregularly.
4. to crawl or scramble awkwardly.
v.t.
5. to stretch out (the limbs) as in sprawling.
6. to spread out or distribute irregularly.
n.
7. an act or instance of sprawling.
[before 1000; Middle English spraulen to move awkwardly, Old English spreawlian, akin to Frisian (N dial.) spraweli]
sprawl′y, adj. sprawl•i•er, sprawl•i•est.

sprawl


Past participle: sprawled
Gerund: sprawling

Imperative
sprawl
sprawl
Present
I sprawl
you sprawl
he/she/it sprawls
we sprawl
you sprawl
they sprawl
Preterite
I sprawled
you sprawled
he/she/it sprawled
we sprawled
you sprawled
they sprawled
Present Continuous
I am sprawling
you are sprawling
he/she/it is sprawling
we are sprawling
you are sprawling
they are sprawling
Present Perfect
I have sprawled
you have sprawled
he/she/it has sprawled
we have sprawled
you have sprawled
they have sprawled
Past Continuous
I was sprawling
you were sprawling
he/she/it was sprawling
we were sprawling
you were sprawling
they were sprawling
Past Perfect
I had sprawled
you had sprawled
he/she/it had sprawled
we had sprawled
you had sprawled
they had sprawled
Future
I will sprawl
you will sprawl
he/she/it will sprawl
we will sprawl
you will sprawl
they will sprawl
Future Perfect
I will have sprawled
you will have sprawled
he/she/it will have sprawled
we will have sprawled
you will have sprawled
they will have sprawled
Future Continuous
I will be sprawling
you will be sprawling
he/she/it will be sprawling
we will be sprawling
you will be sprawling
they will be sprawling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sprawling
you have been sprawling
he/she/it has been sprawling
we have been sprawling
you have been sprawling
they have been sprawling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sprawling
you will have been sprawling
he/she/it will have been sprawling
we will have been sprawling
you will have been sprawling
they will have been sprawling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sprawling
you had been sprawling
he/she/it had been sprawling
we had been sprawling
you had been sprawling
they had been sprawling
Conditional
I would sprawl
you would sprawl
he/she/it would sprawl
we would sprawl
you would sprawl
they would sprawl
Past Conditional
I would have sprawled
you would have sprawled
he/she/it would have sprawled
we would have sprawled
you would have sprawled
they would have sprawled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sprawl - an aggregation or continuous network of urban communitiessprawl - an aggregation or continuous network of urban communities
subtopia - monotonous urban sprawl of standardized buildings
populated area, urban area - a geographical area constituting a city or town
2.sprawl - an ungainly posture with arms and legs spread aboutsprawl - 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"
Verb1.sprawl - sit or lie with one's limbs spread out
sit, sit down - be seated
spread-eagle - stand with arms and legs spread out
lie - be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position; "The sick man lay in bed all day"; "the books are lying on the shelf"
2.sprawl - go, come, or spread in a rambling or irregular way; "Branches straggling out quite far"
spread, distribute - distribute or disperse widely; "The invaders spread their language all over the country"

sprawl

verb loll, slump, lounge, flop, lie down, slouch, recline, drape yourself She sprawled on the bed, not even moving to cover herself up.

sprawl

verb
1. To sit or lie with the limbs spread out awkwardly:
2. To grow or spread in a disorderly or planless fashion:
Translations
إمتِدادتَمَدُّد، إنْبِطاحيَسْتَلْقييَمْتَد بِغَيْر نِظام
rozlehlé bludištěrozlézat serozvalenírozvalovat se
henslængt stillingligge henslængtuoverskuelighed
leviäminenlevitärehottaaretkottaaretkotus
elterpeszkedikterpeszkedésterpeszkedik
breiîa óreglulega úr sérflatmaga, breiîa úr sérfrumskóguròaî aî breiîa úr sér
išsidrėbimasišsidrėbtiišsimėtytinusidriekęs
izlaistiesizplestieslabirintsšķērsielasvaļīga/nevērīga poza
rozľahlé bludiskorozliezať sarozvalenierozvaľovať sa
düzensiz bölgedüzensiz şekilde yayılmakyayılıp oturmakyayılma

sprawl

[sprɔːl]
A. VI
1. [person] (= sit down, lie down) → tumbarse, echarse; (untidily) → despatarrarse; (= fall down) → derrumbarse
the body was sprawled on the floorel cadáver estaba tumbado en el suelo
he was sprawled or sprawling in a chairestaba tumbado de modo poco elegante en un sillón
to send sb sprawling (with a blow) → derribar a algn por el suelo
the jolt sent him sprawlingla sacudida le hizo ir rodando por el suelo
2. [plant, town] → extenderse
B. N
1. [of body] → postura f desgarbada
2. [of town etc] → extensión f
an endless sprawl of suburbsuna interminable extensión de barrios exteriores
urban sprawlcrecimiento m urbano descontrolado

sprawl

[ˈsprɔːl]
vi
[person] → s'affaler
Segal sprawled on the couch → Segal s'affala sur le canapé.
She lay sprawled on her stomach → Elle était affalée sur le ventre.
to send sb sprawling → envoyer qn rouler par terre
(= cover a large area) [city, town, campus] → s'étendre
sprawl out
vi [person] → s'affaler

sprawl

n (= posture)Lümmeln nt no pl (inf), → Flegeln nt no pl (inf); (= mass: of buildings, town etc) → Ausbreitung f; urban sprawlwild wuchernde Ausbreitung des Stadtgebietes; in the urban sprawlin der riesigen Stadtlandschaft
vi (person, = fall) → der Länge nach hinfallen; (= lounge)(herum)lümmeln (inf), → sich hinflegeln; (plant, town)(wild) wuchern; he was sprawling (out) on the floorer lag ausgestreckt auf dem Fußboden; she was sprawling in a chairsie hatte sich in einem Sessel breitgemacht; to send somebody sprawlingjdn zu Boden werfen, jdn der Länge nach umwerfen
vt to be sprawled over something/on something (body) → ausgestreckt auf etw (dat)liegen; his legs were sprawled over the arm of the chairseine Beine hingen zwanglos über der Sessellehne

sprawl

[sprɔːl]
1. vi (person, sit, lie) → stravaccarsi; (fall) → cadere scompostamente; (town) → estendersi in modo incontrollato; (plant) → crescere disordinatamente
her handwriting sprawled all over the page → la sua scrittura copriva tutta la pagina
to send sb sprawling → mandare qn a gambe all'aria
2. n urban sprawlsviluppo urbanistico incontrollato, espansione urbana tentacolare
a sprawl of buildings lay below them → un gruppo di edifici si estendeva disordinatamente dinanzi ai loro occhi

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 ?
Not long after he had learned to sprawl, Jerry had learned that.
As it was, I would sprawl out in the shade on my one day of rest and dally with the Sunday papers.
Sprawled beneath the shade of the trees and lying upon the long bench beside the south wall the great beasts rested, with the exception of two or three who moved restlessly about.
But in order to reach the tree he must pass the full length of the enclosure, and at the very bole of the tree itself two lions lay sprawled out in slumber.
But with the man's movement in withdrawing the weapon from his shirt the lion's attitude suddenly altered and though he still growled he turned and sprang away, and then at last the Englishman stood almost at the foot of the tree that was his goal, and between him and safety sprawled a sleeping lion.
Taking a deep breath he placed one foot between the sprawled legs of the beast and gingerly raised the other to plant it upon the opposite side of the tawny body.
"I never seen sech dumb hotness." He sprawled out luxuriously on the ground.
Here they come ag'in!" The man who had sprawled upon the ground started up and said, "Gosh!"
In the end, one day, fear and obedience were swept away by the rush of life, and the cub straddled and sprawled toward the entrance.
In one corner, with his head buried in his arms, a sailor sprawled over a table, and by the tawdrily painted bar that ran across one complete side stood two haggard women, mocking an old man who was brushing the sleeves of his coat with an expression of disgust.
Urban sprawl refers to the expansion of poorly planned and auto-dependant development which spreads out over a very large area of lands creating huge distances between residential and commercial uses.
Summary: Washington D.C [USA], July 5 (ANI): Turns out, there is a correlation between urban sprawl and a decreased life expectancy.