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verb as in sit or lie spread out

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Andersen, from the Sierra Club, suggested the county could even buy up land where developers have proposed sprawl developments as part of those protected tracts.

Supervisors can no longer ignore the clear relationship between more urban sprawl and the increasingly deadly wildfires threatening residents.

San Diego County’s lame-duck supervisors recently approved yet another massive new sprawl development in the ecologically rich Proctor Valley.

The Otay project is just the latest in a long line of destructive and deeply unpopular sprawl developments greenlighted by county supervisors in recent years.

Handing out special exceptions for individual sprawl projects undermines these goals and allows big developers to play by different rules than everyone else.

Sprawled on chaise lounges with their knees high in the air and their legs spread wide.

Moments later, the unarmed Brown was sprawled dead in the street, having been shot at least six times.

In another black-and-white shot, they are boyishly sprawled on the rose-printed carpet of their suite, reading piles of fan mail.

The other sprawled over two countries and included dinner at Versailles.

But McKenna was not going to leave Glover sprawled unattended in the street.

Another man was sprawled on the gray broadloom of the reception room, a brownish puddle beneath his side.

"I don't want any darn coffee," he growled, and sprawled himself stomach down on the bed, with his face turned from the light.

Over them he scrambled and he sprawled till he reached the little red and blue sleigh.

The ropes ran loose in their hands, and the boys that held the ends sprawled over on the decks.

Our jaded beasts sprawled and stumbled disheartedly over the wet and slippery stones.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sprawled, such as: flop, ramble, slouch, recline, loll, and lounge.

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