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English definition of “sprawl”


noun [C usually singular] (CITY)    /sprɔːl/ US  /sprɑːl/ disapproving
a large area of land covered with buildings that have been added at different times so that it looks untidy: the urban sprawl of South FloridaSpreading and scattering
(Definition of sprawl noun (CITY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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