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Synonyms for sprawl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conurbation, urban sprawl, sprawl(noun)

    an aggregation or continuous network of urban communities

    urban sprawl, conurbation, sprawling

  2. sprawl, sprawling(verb)

    an ungainly posture with arms and legs spread about

    conurbation, sprawling, urban sprawl

  3. sprawl(verb)

    sit or lie with one's limbs spread out


  4. sprawl, straggle(verb)

    go, come, or spread in a rambling or irregular way

    "Branches straggling out quite far"

    digress, depart, sidetrack, straggle

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "sprawl":

    averaging, expansion


  1. List of known nicknames for "Sprawl":

    Andrea Benedetti, Benedetti, Andrea

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  1. Stefaan Poortman:

    Sites all over the world are under threat at any given moment. Apart from the monuments and ancient cities in the Middle East, I would say historic districts of major cities in Asia face the highest threat due to the unchecked sprawl and development, tourism is not regulated well enough and the massive influx is putting a strain on sites all over the world. The most well-known sites like Angkor or Machu Picchu are really swamped with tourism. Not only does it affect the sites but at a certain point, if unchecked, tourism can negatively impact the quality of life for local communities as well.

  2. Bellur Prabhakar:

    Social distancing in a country like India is going to be very, very challenging, we might be able to pull it off in urban areas, but in slums and areas of urban sprawl, I just don't see how it can be done.

  3. Jerry Shannon:

    Supermarkets became the most common source for grocery shopping during a time of rapid suburbanization, and their car-dependent large footprint format is designed for suburban sprawl, supermarkets were created with suburban residents in mind.

  4. Jim Ambrose:

    It's hard for people to wrap their head around what exactly is going on. It gets everywhere -- it's nothing but sprawl. It's not limited to the bedroom.

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Translations for sprawl

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  • تمددArabic
  • ausspreizen, grätschenGerman
  • desparramoSpanish
  • leviäminen, levitä, retkotus, retkottaa, rehottaaFinnish
  • s'affaler, s'étaler, s'étendreFrench
  • stravaccarsiItalian
  • pukoniMāori
  • sprawlDutch
  • crăcănaRomanian
  • разрастание, растянуться, развалиться, простираться, разъезжаться, простереться, разъехаться, растягиваться, раскидываться, раскинутьсяRussian
  • yayılmaTurkish
  • 蔓生Chinese

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