Pronunciation: kr?l
v. i.1.To move slowly by drawing the body along the ground, as a worm; to move slowly on hands and knees; to creep.
[imp. & p. p. Crawled (krạld); p. pr. & vb. n. Crawling.]
2.to move or advance in a feeble, slow, or timorous manner.
He was hardly able to crawl about the room.
- Arbuthnot.
3.To advance slowly and furtively; to insinuate one's self; to advance or gain influence by servile or obsequious conduct.
Absurd opinions crawl about the world.
- South.
4.To have a sensation as of insect creeping over the body; as, the flesh crawls. See Creep, v. i., 7.
n.1.The act or motion of crawling; slow motion, as of a creeping animal.
1.A pen or inclosure of stakes and hurdles on the seacoast, for holding fish.
Noun1.crawl - a very slow movement; "the traffic advanced at a crawl"
2.crawl - a swimming stroke; arms are moved alternately overhead accompanied by a flutter kick
3.crawl - a slow creeping mode of locomotion (on hands and knees or dragging the body); "a crawl was all that the injured man could manage"; "the traffic moved at a creep"
Synonyms: crawling, creeping, creep
Verb1.crawl - move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground; "The crocodile was crawling along the riverbed"
Synonyms: creep
2.crawl - feel as if crawling with insects; "My skin crawled--I was terrified"
3.crawl - be crawling with; "The old cheese was crawling with maggots"
4.crawl - show submission or fear
Synonyms: fawn, grovel, cower, cringe, creep
5.crawl - swim by doing the crawl; "European children learn the breast stroke; they often don't know how to crawl"
Australian crawl, abound, all fours, amble, andante, aquaplaning, aquatics, backstroke, balneation, bathe, bathing, bend the knee, blister, bootlick, bow, bow and scrape, breaststroke, butterfly, castigate, claudicate, claudication, couch, cower, crawling, creep, creeping, cringe, crouch, dead march, diving, dog paddle, dogtrot, drag, drag along, drag on, drag out, edge, excoriate, fawn, feel creepy, feel funny, fin, fishtail, flapper, flatter, flay, flipper, floating, flow, footpace, funeral march, go dead slow, go on, go on tiptoe, go slow, grovel, gumshoe, gumshoeing, have gooseflesh, have the creeps, hobble, hug the earth, idle, inch, inch along, jog, jog trot, jog-trot, kneel, kowtow, lay, laze, leisurely gait, lick the dust, lickspittle, lie, lie down, lie flat, lie limply, lie low, lie prone, lie prostrate, lie under, limp, linger, linger on, loll, lounge, lumbering pace, mincing steps, mosey, natation, nightwalk, nightwalking, pad, padding, plod, poke, poke along, prowl, prowling, pullulate, pussyfoot, pussyfooting, rack, recline, repose, roast, saunter, scathe, scorch, scrabble, scramble, shamble, shuffle, shuffle along, sidestroke, sidle, sidling, slam, slide, slink, slinking, slouch, slow march, slow motion, snake, snaking, sneak, sneaking, sprawl, squat, squirm, stagger along, steal, steal along, stealing, stoop, stroll, surfboarding, surfing, swarm, swim, swimming, tarry, teem, tippytoe, tiptoe, tiptoeing, toadeat, toady, toddle, toddle along, totter along, traipse, treading water, truckle, trudge, underlie, waddle, wading, walk, waterskiing, wear on, wiggle, worm, worm along, worming, wriggle
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