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verb [intransitive] showing disapproval     manspread pronunciation in British English
/ˈmænspred/
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present tense
I/you/we/theymanspread
he/she/itmanspreads
present participlemanspreading
past tensemanspread
past participlemanspread
  1. when a man manspreads, he sits on public transport with his legs spread wide in order to take up as much space as possible and prevent others from sitting next to him

    I wish these guys on the metro would stop manspreading - there is little enough space as it is.

    They took to the New York City subways to see how people react when a woman manspreads.

    This meaning is based on one submitted to the Open Dictionary from United Kingdom on 03/04/2015
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