vb flop, loll, lounge, ramble, slouch, slump, spread, straggle, trail
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sprawl ( 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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