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crawl

crawl - Dictionary definition and meaning for word crawl

Definition
(noun) a very slow movement
Example Sentence
  • the traffic advanced at a crawl

Definition
(noun) a swimming stroke; arms are moved alternately overhead accompanied by a flutter kick
Definition
(noun) a slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the body
Synonyms : crawling , creep , creeping
Example Sentence
  • a crawl was all that the injured man could manage
  • the traffic moved at a creep

Definition
(verb) move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground
Synonyms : creep
Example Sentence
  • The crocodile was crawling along the riverbed

Definition
(verb) feel as if crawling with insects
Example Sentence
  • My skin crawled--I was terrified

Definition
(verb) be full of
Example Sentence
  • The old cheese was crawling with maggots

Definition
(verb) show submission or fear
Synonyms : cower , creep , cringe , fawn , grovel

Definition
(verb) swim by doing the crawl
Example Sentence
  • European children learn the breast stroke; they often don't know how to crawl

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