Sprad \Sprad\ (spr[a^]d), obs. p. p. of {Spread}. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • sprad — /sprad/ (obsolete) pap of ↑spread * * * sprad obs. pa. pple. of spread v …   Useful english dictionary

  • sprad — sprad·dle; …   English syllables

  • sprad|dle-foot|ed — «SPRAD uhl FUT ihd», adjective. with feet spread wide apart …   Useful english dictionary

  • sprad|dle-leg|ged — «SPRAD uhl LEHG ihd, LEHGD», adjective. with legs spread wide apart: »He runs spraddle legged, his trainer says, throwing his legs every which way (New Yorker) …   Useful english dictionary

  • sprad|dle — «SPRAD uhl», verb, dled, dling. –v.i. = sprawl. (Cf. ↑sprawl) –v.t. 1. to spread or stretch (one s legs) wide apart: »He stood with legs spraddled over a large grass basket (Jack London). 2. to stretch over or across; straddle: »Overnight,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • i-sprad — i sprad, i spred ME. pa. pple. of spread v …   Useful english dictionary

  • spraddle — /sprad l/, v., spraddled, spraddling. v.t. 1. to straddle. v.i. 2. to sprawl. [1625 35; orig. uncert.; cf. Norw dial. spradla squirm, flail] * * * …   Universalium

  • spraddle-legged — /sprad l leg id, legd /, adj. 1. moving with or having the legs wide apart: a spraddle legged walk. adv. 2. with the legs sprawled, spread apart, etc.: sitting spraddle legged on the chair. * * * …   Universalium

  • spraddle — sprad·dle …   English syllables

  • spraddle — ˈspradəl verb (spraddled ; spraddled ; spraddling d(ə)liŋ ; spraddles) Etymology: probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian dialect spradla to thrash about, Old Norse sprathka to kick, thrash about; akin to Old High German spratalōn to… …   Useful english dictionary

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