Definition of spreadeagle verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

spreadeagle

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌspredˈiːɡl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌspredˈiːɡl//
 
spreadeagle somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they spreadeagle
BrE BrE//ˌspredˈiːɡl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌspredˈiːɡl//
 
he / she / it spreadeagles
BrE BrE//ˌspredˈiːɡlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌspredˈiːɡlz//
 
past simple spreadeagled
BrE BrE//ˌspredˈiːɡld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌspredˈiːɡld//
 
past participle spreadeagled
BrE BrE//ˌspredˈiːɡld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌspredˈiːɡld//
 
-ing form spreadeagling
BrE BrE//ˌspredˈiːɡlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌspredˈiːɡlɪŋ//
 
 
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to put somebody in a position with their arms and legs spread out

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