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      vb   flop, loll, lounge, ramble, slouch, slump, spread, straggle, trail  
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  ( sprawls    3rd person present)   ( sprawling    present participle)   ( sprawled    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you sprawl somewhere, you sit or lie down with your legs and arms spread out in a careless way.  
She sprawled on the bed as he had left her, not even moving to cover herself up...      V prep/adv  
      Sprawl out means the same as sprawl., phrasal verb  
He would take two aspirin and sprawl out on his bed.      V P prep  
2       verb   If you say that a place sprawls, you mean that it covers a large area of land.  
The State Recreation Area sprawls over 900 acres on the southern tip of Key Biscayne...      V prep  
3       n-uncount   You can use sprawl to refer to an area where a city has grown outwards in an uncontrolled way.  
usu with supp  
The whole urban sprawl of Ankara contains over 2.6m people.     

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spiral, scrawl, spray, spawn

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