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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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