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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.
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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
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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]
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spread-eagle

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

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

spread-eagle

[spredˈiːgl] VTextender (completamente), despatarrar
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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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This table had a cover made out of beautiful oilcloth, with a red and blue spread-eagle painted on it, and a painted border all around.
He explores the possibility that the X-mark is a figure of extremes and reversals--not primarily because of arbitrary culture encoding, but more basically because of entrenched body memories of an extreme position called in English spread-eagle. He discusses Paleo-gesture, sports and torture, brand marks, through the hourglass, double bind, foot fingers and arm thighs, the solipsistic crowd, and figure meets ground.
For that insignia he exchanged his eagle perched on an anchor for the spread-eagle worn by Army and Marine Colonels.
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