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English definition of “sprawl”

sprawl

verb [I] (BODY)    /sprɔːl/ US  /sprɑːl/ disapproving
to spread the arms and legs out carelessly and untidily while sitting or lying down: I knocked into her in the corridor and sent her sprawling (= knocked her over).RecliningNot holding the body upright sprawled     /sprɔːld/ US  /sprɑːld/ adjective [after verb] He was sprawled (out) on the floor.RecliningNot holding the body upright
(Definition of sprawl verb (BODY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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