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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


Synonymssprawling


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.


Synonymsstraggle


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


Broader (hypernym)distribute, spread









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