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Sprawler

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Noun

1. sprawler

a person who sprawls

Example Sentences:
'he is such a sprawler he needs a bed to himself'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Sprawler

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verb
1. (intransitive)
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
noun
4. 
the act or an instance of sprawling
5. 
a sprawling posture or arrangement of items
6. 
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

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Sprawler

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verb intransitive
1. 
a. 
to spread the limbs in a relaxed, awkward, or unnatural position
b. 
to sit or lie in such a position
to sprawl in a chair
2. 
to crawl in an awkward, ungainly way
3. 
to spread out in an awkward or uneven way, esp. so as to take up more space than is necessary, as handwriting, a line of men, etc.
verb transitive
4. 
to cause to sprawl
noun
5. 
a sprawling movement or position
6. 
a. 
the unchecked, uncoordinated spread of real-estate development into areas on the outskirts of a city, regarded as undesirable
b. 
the buildings and infrastructure resulting from this

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Sprawler

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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.

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