- 1.1 [person] sentarse* ( or tumbarse etc) de forma poco elegante or [familiar/colloquial] todo despatarrado he was sprawling all over the sofa estaba tumbado en el sofá todo despatarrado [familiar/colloquial] he sent him sprawling with one punch lo tumbó de un golpeMore example sentences1.2 [city/town/vine]to sprawl
- A second corpse already lay sprawled at the policeman's boots.
- Out on the desert white figures lay sprawled dead and dying.
- The story ends with both lying together sprawled on a bed, as ‘Figures, waiting to be arranged’.
across/ oversth extenderse* poralgo her large handwriting sprawled across the page su letra de trazos grandes y desgarbados cubría la página
The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.
- 1.1 u (of built-up area) expansión (f) urban sprawl expansión urbana descontroladaMore example sentences1.2 (of person) (no pl) she lay on the bed in a sprawl estaba toda despatarrada en la cama [familiar/colloquial] he fell in a sprawl cayó cuan largo era
- Many architecture critics go beyond opinion about the aesthetics of individual buildings, including reporting on sprawl and urban development.
- Urban sprawl is taxing the city's infrastructure; local authorities have identified some $3 billion in much-needed transportation improvements.
- Urban sprawl and chaos create many planning problems.