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spread-eagled

adjective or adverb

Definition of spread-eagled

  1. :  with arms and legs spread wide apart <He lay spread-eagled on the ground.> <a spread-eagled position>



Word by Word Definitions

spread-eagleplay spread-eagled
  1. :  to execute a spread eagle (as in skating)

    :  to stand or move with arms and legs stretched out :  sprawl

    :  to stretch out into the position of a spread eagle

  1. :  marked by bombast and boastful exaggeration especially of the greatness of the United States


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