1 spread (out), stretch (out), straddle, ramble, meander, wander, straggle, branch out:
Greater Los Angeles sprawls over a huge area of some 450 square miles.
2 spread out, stretch out, loll, lounge, slouch, slump, recline, lie about or around:
A dozen guests were sprawled on blankets at the beach party.
3 spread, stretch, expansion, extension:
Some suburbs of large cities have been swallowed up in urban sprawl.