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English adjective: splay

1. splay turned outward in an ungainly manner


SamplesSplay knees.


Similarsplayfoot, splayfooted


Antonymspigeon-toed


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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