sprawl - definition and synonyms

noun 

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/sprɔːl/
  1. 1
    [singular/uncountable] a part of a town or city that starts to spread into the countryside in a way that is ugly and not carefully planned

    urban sprawl

  2. 2
    [singular] a way of sitting or lying in which you stretch your arms and legs out in different directions in a relaxed or careless way