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Definition 1: stretch out completely - [verb of body]

Samples where spread-eagle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They spread-eagled him across the floor

(spread-eagle is a kind of ...) extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body

"Stretch your legs!" "Extend your right arm above your head"

Definition 2: defeat disastrously - [verb of competition]

Synonyms for spread-eagle in the sense of this definition

(spread-eagle is a kind of ...) come out better in a competition, race, or conflict

"Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship" "We beat the competition" "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"

Definition 3: stand with arms and legs spread out - [verb of contact]

(spread-eagle is a kind of ...) sit or lie with one's limbs spread out

Definition 4: execute a spread eagle on skates, with arms and legs stretched out - [verb of motion]

(spread-eagle is a kind of ...) dance on skates

(spread-eagle belongs to category ...) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

Definition 5: stretch over - [verb of stative]

Samples where spread-eagle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His residences spread-eagle the entire county

(spread-eagle is a kind of ...) range or extend over; occupy a certain area

"The plants straddle the entire state"

Definition 6: with arms and legs stretched out and apart - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where spread-eagle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • lay spread-eagle on the floor

(spread-eagle is similar to ...) fully extended or stretched forth

"an extended telescope" "his extended legs reached almost across the small room" "refused to accept the extended hand"

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