- 1[intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) 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. Something hit her and sent her sprawling to the ground. I tripped and went sprawling.
- 2 [intransitive] + adv./prep. to spread in a messy way; to cover a large area The town sprawled along the side of the lake.
NAmE//sprɔl//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sprawl
he / she / it sprawls
past simple sprawled
-ing form sprawling