[ uh-sprawl ]

adverb, adjective
  1. being in a sprawling state or posture: The body lay asprawl among the wreckage.

Origin of asprawl

First recorded in 1875–80; a-1 + sprawl

Words Nearby asprawl Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use asprawl in a sentence

  • The stranger bobbed into him and went asprawl like a clumsy and apologetic passer-by.

  • "I reckon the Cosmos is cracked," said Usher, and fell asprawl in his round office chair.

    The Wisdom of Father Brown | G. K. Chesterton
  • Instantly Russ shot over the pony's head and came down asprawl on the ground!

  • And then Blake reeled backward, his eyes wide, the gun escaping from his hand, and fell on his back horribly asprawl.

    The Land of Strong Men | Arthur M. Chisholm
  • He held him for a moment asprawl over the edge with a drop of two hundred feet clear upon the packed causeway stones.

    A Tatter of Scarlet | S. R. Crockett