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English noun: sprawl

1. sprawl (location) an aggregation or continuous network of urban communities

Synonymsconurbation, urban sprawl

Broader (hypernym)populated area, urban area

Narrower (hyponym)subtopia

Instance hyponymLuda, Luta

2. sprawl (attribute) an ungainly posture with arms and legs spread about


Broader (hypernym)attitude, position, posture

English verb: sprawl

1. sprawl (contact) sit or lie with one's limbs spread out

ExamplesThe children sprawl in the rocking chair, There sprawl some children in the rocking chair

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)lie, sit, sit down

Narrower (hyponym)spread-eagle

2. sprawl (motion) go, come, or spread in a rambling or irregular way

SamplesBranches straggling out quite far.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)distribute, spread

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