French translation of 'sprawl'
1. [person] s’affaler
Segal sprawled on the couch. Segal s’affala sur le canapé.
She lay sprawled on her stomach. Elle était affalée sur le ventre.
to send sb sprawling envoyer qn rouler par terre
2. (= cover a large area) [city, town, campus] s’étendre
Phrasal verbssprawl out
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Example Sentences Including 'sprawl'
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Amsterdam's red light district has sprawled over the city.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Berkhamsted Common occupies the ridge north of the town, a sprawl of open ground where locals had always enjoyed the right to roam.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
It effectively means the beautiful sprawling town at the centre of the game becomes a massive playground.The Sun (2012)
They frequently sprawl over the ground in large patches, and look like a massed orchestra of tiny trumpets.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Then my head was snapped backwards by a tug on my air hose and I was sent sprawling on the ground.Anti-Ice (1993)
She is a different woman from the one sprawled on the floor of the museum.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The rest of the great sprawl of empire got on with things, some better than others.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
This is a big industrial city, with sprawling suburbs.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
It's a vast and sprawling town of tents and caravans.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
My mother lay sprawled on the bed, a bottle of gin beside her.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
One big disappointment is that they are right next to the ugly urban sprawl of Cairo.The Sun (2008)
The master bedroom overlooks the sprawling grounds and another bedroom boasts a walk-in dressing room the size of an average flat.The Sun (2015)
Belgium is a continuous urban sprawl running up to the sea.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Mumbai is one of the fastest growing cities in the world but it is sprawling outwards because of restrictive planning laws.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The green belt has a valuable role in stopping urban sprawl and providing a green lung around towns and cities.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Beyond the suburbs, many towns and cities have a green belt to stop urban sprawl.Geography Basic Facts (1983)
It rose above the city 's tumbling sprawl.The Crossing-Place (1993)
There was no time now to call at the hostel so we drove through the sprawling, congested town and out again into the country on dirt tracks.Indian Balm - Travels in the Southern Subcontinent (1994)
Urban sprawl has caused towns to merge.Geography Basic Facts (1983)
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'sprawl' in Other Languages
British English: sprawl VERB
If you sprawl somewhere, you sit or lie down with your legs and arms spread out in a careless way.
He sprawled on the sofa.
British English: sprawl NOUN
You can use sprawl to refer to an area where a city has grown outwards in an uncontrolled way.
The whole urban sprawl of of the city contains over 2.6 million people.
- American English: sprawl
- Brazilian Portuguese: expansão
- Chinese: 扩张
- European Spanish: expansión descontrolada
- French: développement tentaculaire
- German: Ausbreitung
- Italian: zona sviluppatasi in modo incontrollato
- Japanese: スプロール現象
- Korean: 무질서하게 뻗어나간 지역
- European Portuguese: expansão
- Spanish: expansión descontrolada
Translation of sprawl from the Collins English to French Dictionary