spread-eagle

Definitions of spread-eagle
  1. verb
    stand with arms and legs spread out
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    type of:
    sprawl
    sit or lie with one's limbs spread out
  2. verb
    execute a spread eagle on skates, with arms and legs stretched out
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    type of:
    figure skate
    dance on skates
  3. verb
    stretch out completely
    “They spread-eagled him across the floor”
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    type of:
    extend, stretch
    extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body
  4. verb
    stretch over
    “His residences spread-eagle the entire county”
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    type of:
    range, straddle
    range or extend over; occupy a certain area
  5. verb
    defeat disastrously
    synonyms: rout, spreadeagle
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    type of:
    beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish
    come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
  6. adjective
    with arms and legs stretched out and apart
    “lay spread-eagle on the floor”
    Synonyms:
    extended
    fully extended or stretched forth
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