spreadeagle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v spreadeagle defeat disastrously
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Usage

In literature:

Without resisting, I let myself be manhandled backward, spreadeagled against the wall.
"The Door Through Space" by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Luke stood swaying on those spreadeagled legs and his lungs were near bursting from the exertion in the noxious atmosphere.
"Vulcan's Workshop" by Harl Vincent
His wickets were spreadeagled, and the ball was being tossed about the field.
"The Missioner" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
He was spreadeagled there for a moment, then slumped sideways.
"Hooded Detective, Volume III No. 2, January, 1942" by Various
Recalling an old school-boy trick, he "spreadeagled" himself into the crack.
"The Ocean Wireless Boys and the Lost Liner" by Wilbur Lawton
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