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sprawl

US [sprɔl]
UK [sprɔːl]
  • n.蔓延;(城市)杂乱无序拓展的地区;随意扩展;蔓延物
  • v.蔓延;伸开四肢坐(或躺);杂乱无序地拓展
  • Web蔓生;爬行;城市无计划扩张
Simple Present:sprawls  Present Participle:sprawling  Past Tense:sprawled  
sprawl
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v.
1.
[i]
(+ adv./prep.)
伸开四肢坐(或躺)to sit or lie with your arms and legs spread out in a relaxed or awkward way
He was sprawling in an armchair in front of the TV.
他伸开手脚坐在电视机前的一张扶手椅上。
Something hit her and sent her sprawling to the ground.
不知什么东西击中了她,把她打趴在地上。
I tripped and went sprawling .
我绊了一下,摔了个四脚朝天。
2.
[i]
+ adv./prep.
蔓延;杂乱无序地拓展to spread in an untidy way; to cover a large area
The town sprawled along the side of the lake.
小镇顺着湖的边缘扩展。
n.
1.
[c][ususing][u]
(城市)杂乱无序拓展的地区a large area covered with buildings that spreads from the city into the countryside in an ugly way
attempts to control the fast-growing urban sprawl
为控制城市过快过乱的拓展所作的努力
2.
[c][ususing]
随意扩展;蔓延;蔓延物an act of spreading to cover a large area in an untidy way; sth that spreads like this

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