sprangle

verb spran·gle \ ˈspraŋgəl , -aiŋ- \

Definition of sprangle

sprangled; sprangled; sprangling \-g(ə)liŋ\; sprangles
intransitive verb
:to spread out in different directions :branch out :ramify, straggle
  • streams sprangle over the countryside
transitive verb
1 :to cause to sprangle :diffuse
2 :to rough up the feathers of (an arrow) as by injury or carelessness

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Origin and Etymology of sprangle

Middle English spranglen


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