Brown cat laying on back on a deck.

Word of the Week: Sprawl Off

  • Sprawl Off (v):  Sprawl; lie around in a relaxed manner with limbs spread out. (< English sprawl  ‘stretch out on the ground, etc. in an awkward manner’)  = loll off, spread off.
    • After Sunday lunch, rel‘ man does be sprawl off in a hammock under the coconut tree.

Then you visited some friends, or lolled off (sprawl off) on the verandah and listened to the radio.

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Source: Dictionary of the English/Creole of Trinidad & Tobago by Lise Winer

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