"sprawl" in the noun sense
1. conurbation, urban sprawl, sprawl
an aggregation or continuous network of urban communities
2. sprawl, sprawling
an ungainly posture with arms and legs spread about
"sprawl" in the verb sense
sit or lie with one's limbs spread out
2. sprawl, straggle
go, come, or spread in a rambling or irregular way
"Branches straggling out quite far"
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