sprawl

All Noun Verb
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  • It would never do to let her find him sprawled on the floor. Cited from Where the Blue Begins, by Christopher Morley
  • In front of the others a big man sprawled across a great black horse. Cited from The Gentleman, by Alfred Ollivant
  • He sprawled full length on the floor, his head against her arm. Cited from Sunny Slopes, by Ethel Hueston
  • With us it is usually left to sprawl over the ground at will. Cited from The Home Acre, by E. P. Roe
  • I forced the strong-box at his ear while he sprawled beside his wife. Cited from Plays of Wm.E. Henley and R.L. Stevenson
  • I went full sprawl over his body on the other side. Cited from Martin Hyde the Duke's Messenger by John Masefield
  • They are either running or are meant to be seen as sprawling dead upon the ground.
  • Suddenly something caught his foot and he sprawled upon the ground. Cited from The Blue Envelope, by Roy J. Snell
  • Than we saw him lying nearby, sprawled, face down on the floor! Cited from Brigands of the Moon, by Ray Cummings
  • Of course she fell down, and sprawled about the floor, but did not mind at all. Cited from Cinderella; or, The Little Glass Slipper, et. al.
  • It has a sprawling street pattern which makes the small town spread across the valley floor.
  • When she returned it was to find him sprawled across her bed and fast asleep. Cited from The Winds of Chance, by Rex Beach
  • The city of Sky is sprawled over a small mountain and completely white.
  • I am heavy, as I have said, and he sprawled on the ground. Cited from Parnassus on Wheels, by Christopher Morley
  • Since the city was developed in a sprawl fashion, new and old buildings sit between each other.
  • One of the main issues faced by the community today is urban sprawl.
  • This is a sprawling hall where the king used to address the assembly.
  • The engine-room watch came up white round the lips and sprawled over the boat deck without speech. Cited from Love Stories, by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Whether modern growth management laws will prevent sprawl in northern suburbs is far from certain.
  • Then he sprawled his long six foot of limb and body across the box again. Cited from Aaron's Rod, By D. H. Lawrence
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Meaning of sprawl

  • noun An ungainly posture with arms and legs spread about
  • verb Sit or lie with one's limbs spread out
  • verb Go, come, or spread in a rambling or irregular way
    Branches straggling out quite far