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spread-eagle

spread-ea·gle

spread-eagle

 
pronunciation:
spred i gl
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition: with the arms or wings and the legs outstretched.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: spread-eagled, spread-eagles, spread-eagling
definition: to position (a person) with the arms and legs outstretched.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to assume a position with the arms and legs outspread.