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English adjective: spread-eagle

1. spread-eagle with arms and legs stretched out and apart


SamplesLay spread-eagle on the floor.


Similarextended


Antonymsunextended


English verb: spread-eagle

1. spread-eagle (body) stretch out completely


SamplesThey spread-eagled him across the floor.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)extend, stretch

2. spread-eagle (stative) stretch over


SamplesHis residences spread-eagle the entire county.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)range, straddle

3. spread-eagle (motion) execute a spread eagle on skates, with arms and legs stretched out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)figure skate


Domain categoryathletics, sport

4. spread-eagle (contact) stand with arms and legs spread out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)sprawl

5. spread-eagle (competition) defeat disastrously


ExamplesThe fighter managed to spread-eagle his opponent


Synonymsrout, spreadeagle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish









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