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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sprawl /ˈsprɔl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sprawl v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sprawled p. pr. & vb. n. Sprawling.]
 1. To spread and stretch the body or limbs carelessly in a horizontal position; to lie with the limbs stretched out ungracefully.
 2. To spread irregularly, as vines, plants, or trees; to spread ungracefully, as chirography.
 3. To move, when lying down, with awkward extension and motions of the limbs; to scramble in creeping.
    The birds were not fledged; but upon sprawling and struggling to get clear of the flame, down they tumbled.   --L'Estrange.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : an ungainly posture with arms and legs spread about [syn: sprawling]
      v 1: sit or lie with one's limbs spread out
      2: go, come, or spread in a rambling or irregular way;
         "Branches straggling out quite far" [syn: straggle]