Definitions of crawl:
  • noun:   a slow creeping mode of locomotion (on hands and knees or dragging the body)
    Example: "A crawl was all that the injured man could manage"
  • noun:   a very slow movement
    Example: "The traffic advanced at a crawl"
  • noun:   a swimming stroke; arms are moved alternately overhead accompanied by a flutter kick
  • verb:   be crawling with
    Example: "The old cheese was crawling with maggots"
  • verb:   feel as if crawling with insects
    Example: "My skin crawled--I was terrified"
  • verb:   move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground
    Example: "The crocodile was crawling along the riverbed"
  • verb:   swim by doing the crawl
    Example: "They often don't know how to crawl"
  • verb:   show submission or fear

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