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verb [intransitive] showing disapproval     manspread pronunciation in British English
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present tense
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


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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