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urban sprawl

This page is about the collocation urban sprawl

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

the poorly-regulated spread of urban development into the countryside near a city

For example

  • What's the local council doing to control urban sprawl?

  • The countryside used to be lovely, but now there's just mile after mile of urban sprawl.

Quick Quiz

Urban sprawl often occurs

a. within big cities

b. around big cities

c. far from big cities

Contributor: Matt Errey