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splay

verb

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to cause to move outward and apart
  • He sat with his legs splayed apart.
  • She splayed her fingers to show off her manicure.

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The first known use of splay was in the 15th century

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“Splay.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/splay. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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