UK [ˈsprɔːlɪŋ] / US [sprɔlɪŋ] adjective
built over a wide area in a way that is ugly or not carefully planned

a sprawling city

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  • Sprawling — Sprawl Sprawl (spr[add]l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sprawled} (spr[add]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sprawling}.] [OE. spraulen; cf. Sw. sprattla to sprawl, dial. Sw. spralla, Dan. spr[ae]lle, spr[ae]lde, D. spartelen, spertelen, to flounder, to struggle.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sprawling — adj. to send smb. sprawling * * * [ sprɔːlɪŋ] to send smb. sprawling …   Combinatory dictionary

  • sprawling — sprawl|ing [ sprɔlıŋ ] adjective built over a wide area in an ugly or messy way: a sprawling city send someone sprawling to hit someone with so much force that they fall down …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sprawling — adj. Sprawling is used with these nouns: ↑campus, ↑city, ↑estate, ↑slum, ↑suburb …   Collocations dictionary

  • sprawling — spraw|ling [ˈspro:lıŋ US ˈspro:l ] adj spreading over a wide area in an untidy or unattractive way ▪ a vast, sprawling city …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sprawling — sprɔːl n. act of sprawling, act of lounging; area characterized by irregularly arranged buildings v. stretch out one s legs and arms in a relaxed manner (while sitting or lying); spread out, extend …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sprawling — adjective spreading over a wide area in an untidy or unattractive way: a sprawling metropolis …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • sprawling — I noun an ungainly posture with arms and legs spread about (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑sprawl • Derivationally related forms: ↑sprawl, ↑sprawly (for: ↑sprawl), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • sprawling cactus — gelsvasis dribūnas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kaktusinių šeimos augalas (Bergerocactus emoryi), paplitęs Meksikoje ir Kalifornijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Bergerocactus emoryi angl. golden cereus; golden club cactus; golden snake cactus;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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