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splay

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsplaysplay /spleΙͺ/ (also splay out) verb [intransitive, transitive] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š HBHto spread apart widely, or to make things do this, especially parts of the body πŸ”Š He sat with his legs splayed out in front of him.β†’ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
splayβ€’ Walking through the old foundations, you discover broken bits of dinner plates and an occasional fork with its tines splayed.β€’ She stood beside McAiister; her feet splayed as though barring the door.β€’ He splayed into the air; over the water; one arm flung back over his head like a trapeze artist.β€’ Behind the Sergeant the Dragoons splayed left and right, but three other horses and four more men died.β€’ Four made a phalanx before the booth, tapping their lead truncheons, their feet splayed like a squad of riot police.β€’ Cows with the disease foam at the mouth and their legs splay out.β€’ Her long willowy legs splayed outwards into a balletic second.β€’ My hands are still splayed over my lower face.
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Verb table
splay
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysplay
he, she, itsplays
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysplayed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave splayed
he, she, ithas splayed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad splayed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill splay
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have splayed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam splaying
he, she, itis splaying
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you, we, theyare splaying
Past
I, he, she, itwas splaying
you, we, theywere splaying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been splaying
he, she, ithas been splaying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been splaying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be splaying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been splaying
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