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English adjective: splay

1. splay turned outward in an ungainly manner

SamplesSplay knees.

Similarsplayfoot, splayfooted


English noun: splay

1. splay (artifact) an outward bevel around a door or window that makes it seem larger

Broader (hypernym)bevel, cant, chamfer

English verb: splay

1. splay (motion) spread open or apart

SamplesHe splayed his huge hands over the table.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)open, spread, spread out, unfold

2. splay (motion) turn outward

SamplesThese birds can splay out their toes.
Ballet dancers can rotate their legs out by 90 degrees.

Synonymsrotate, spread out, turn out

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)turn

3. splay (change) move out of position

SamplesDislocate joints.
The artificial hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically.

Synonymsdislocate, luxate, slip

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)displace, move

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