1. [ verb ] stretch out completely

"They spread-eagled him across the floor"

Related terms: stretch
2. [ verb ] (dance) execute a spread eagle, with arms and legs stretched out
Related terms: figure_skate sport
3. [ verb ] stand with arms and legs spread out
Related terms: sprawl
4. [ verb ] stretch over

"His residences spread-eagle the entire county"

Related terms: range
5. [ adjective ] with arms and legs stretched out and apart

"lay spread-eagle on the floor"

Related terms: extended
6. [ verb ] defeat disastrously
Synonyms: rout spreadeagle
Related terms: beat rout
Similar spelling:   spreadeagle