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sprawled, past tense; sprawled, past participle; sprawling, present participle; sprawls, 3rd person singular present;
  1. Sit, lie, or fall with one's arms and legs spread out in an ungainly or awkward way
    • - the door shot open, sending him sprawling across the pavement
    • - she lay sprawled on the bed
  2. Spread out over a large area in an untidy or irregular way
    • - the town sprawled along several miles of cliff top
    • - the sprawling suburbs
  1. An ungainly or carelessly relaxed position in which one's arms and legs are spread out
    • - she fell into a sort of luxurious sprawl
  2. A group or mass of something that has spread out in an untidy or irregular way
    • - a sprawl of buildings
  3. The expansion of an urban or industrial area into the adjoining countryside in a way perceived to be disorganized and unattractive
    • - the growth of urban sprawl
  4. Such an area
    • - Washington's suburban sprawl

  1. conurbation: an aggregation or continuous network of urban communities
  2. sit or lie with one's limbs spread out
  3. an ungainly posture with arms and legs spread about
  4. go, come, or spread in a rambling or irregular way; "Branches straggling out quite far"
  5. (sprawling) spreading out in different directions; "sprawling handwriting"; "straggling branches"; "straggly hair"
  6. A sprawl is a martial arts and wrestling term for a defensive technique that is done in response to certain takedown attempts, typically double or single leg takedown attempts. ...
  7. An ungainly sprawling posture; A straggling, haphazard growth, especially of housing on the edge of a city; To sit with the limbs spread out; To spread out in a disorderly fashion; to straggle
  8. (sprawling) That sprawls; Expansive; extensive
  9. (sprawling) with branches spreading horizontally in a disordered fashion.
  10. When a wrestler is shot on or attacked by his opponent, the reaction of throwing the legs back to counter the shot is a sprawl. From the sprawl wrestlers learn counterattacks such as snapping and spinning behind or locking up a front headlock to a front quarter nelson.
  11. Jumping back with your feet going out and your body weight going down. This movement is done to prevent a takedown.
  12. Unplanned development of open land.
  13. An elementary counter to a leg shot. The wrestler throws his legs back, arching his hips into the opponent if necessary, making it harder to keep a grip on his legs.
  14. A form of land development that moves outward from urban areas in a manner which creates large areas of relatively low density.
  15. The unlimited outward expansion of suburbs created by low-density residential and commercial development. ...
  16. Word used by William Gibson to mean large mega-cities, and places where different cities collide. Southern California and New York City might be early examples of the sprawl. This word is used often in modern times as "urban sprawl".
  17. Dispersed development, typically located outside of compact populations. Characterized by significant land consumption, low population densities in comparison with older communities, automobile dependence by the residents, and fragmented open space.
  18. the area taken up by a large or expanding development or city.
  19. is a takedown defense move where a fighter spreads (or sprawls) his legs away from the attacking fighter and applies his weight to the fighter’s back to deny access to his legs, which will deny the attacking fighter a dominant position.
  20. Dispersed, low-density, single-use (i.e., residential, commercial and institutional land uses are separated), automobile dependent land use patterns with wide roads, abundant parking, large scale blocks, and little consideration of walking conditions.
  21. The generally low density and often uncoordinated expansion of urban areas.
  22. Unlimited outward extension of city boundaries that lowers population density, consumes open space, generates freeway congestion, and causes decay in central cities.
  23. Low density development on the edge of cities and towns, poorly planned, land consumptive, auto-dependent, and designed without respect to its surroundings.
  24. The spread of residential areas, shopping centres, and small industries outside of city boundaries.
  25. Sprawl is when lots of new housing is built outside cities in rural and wildlands - spreading pavement and irreversibly obliterating wild habitats. ...