What does crawl mean?

Definitions for crawl
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word crawl.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. crawl(noun)

    a very slow movement

    "the traffic advanced at a crawl"

  2. crawl, front crawl, Australian crawl(noun)

    a swimming stroke; arms are moved alternately overhead accompanied by a flutter kick

  3. crawl, crawling, creep, creeping(verb)

    a slow 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"

  4. crawl, creep(verb)

    move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground

    "The crocodile was crawling along the riverbed"

  5. crawl(verb)

    feel as if crawling with insects

    "My skin crawled--I was terrified"

  6. crawl(verb)

    be full of

    "The old cheese was crawling with maggots"

  7. fawn, crawl, creep, cringe, cower, grovel(verb)

    show submission or fear

  8. crawl(verb)

    swim by doing the crawl

    "European children learn the breast stroke; they often don't know how to crawl"

Wiktionary

  1. crawl(Noun)

    The act of moving slowly on hands and knees etc, or with frequent stops

    Etymology: crawlen, from krafla (cf. Danish kravle ‘to crawl, creep’, Swedish kravla), from krablōnan (cf. Dutch krabbelen, Low German , Middle High German krappeln), frequentative of krabbōnan ‘to scratch, scrape’. More at crab.

  2. crawl(Noun)

    A rapid swimming stroke with alternate overarm strokes and a fluttering kick

    Etymology: crawlen, from krafla (cf. Danish kravle ‘to crawl, creep’, Swedish kravla), from krablōnan (cf. Dutch krabbelen, Low German , Middle High German krappeln), frequentative of krabbōnan ‘to scratch, scrape’. More at crab.

  3. crawl(Noun)

    A piece of horizontally scrolling text overlaid on the main image.

    Etymology: crawlen, from krafla (cf. Danish kravle ‘to crawl, creep’, Swedish kravla), from krablōnan (cf. Dutch krabbelen, Low German , Middle High German krappeln), frequentative of krabbōnan ‘to scratch, scrape’. More at crab.

  4. crawl(Verb)

    To creep; to move slowly on hands and knees, or by dragging the body along the ground.

    Clutching my wounded side, I crawled back to the trench.

    Etymology: crawlen, from krafla (cf. Danish kravle ‘to crawl, creep’, Swedish kravla), from krablōnan (cf. Dutch krabbelen, Low German , Middle High German krappeln), frequentative of krabbōnan ‘to scratch, scrape’. More at crab.

  5. crawl(Verb)

    To move forward slowly, with frequent stops.

    The rush-hour traffic crawled around the bypass.

    Etymology: crawlen, from krafla (cf. Danish kravle ‘to crawl, creep’, Swedish kravla), from krablōnan (cf. Dutch krabbelen, Low German , Middle High German krappeln), frequentative of krabbōnan ‘to scratch, scrape’. More at crab.

  6. crawl(Verb)

    To act in a servile manner.

    Don't come crawling to me with your useless apologies!

    Etymology: crawlen, from krafla (cf. Danish kravle ‘to crawl, creep’, Swedish kravla), from krablōnan (cf. Dutch krabbelen, Low German , Middle High German krappeln), frequentative of krabbōnan ‘to scratch, scrape’. More at crab.

  7. crawl(Verb)

    See crawl with.

    Etymology: crawlen, from krafla (cf. Danish kravle ‘to crawl, creep’, Swedish kravla), from krablōnan (cf. Dutch krabbelen, Low German , Middle High German krappeln), frequentative of krabbōnan ‘to scratch, scrape’. More at crab.

  8. crawl(Verb)

    To feel a swarming sensation.

    The horrible sight made my skin crawl.

    Etymology: crawlen, from krafla (cf. Danish kravle ‘to crawl, creep’, Swedish kravla), from krablōnan (cf. Dutch krabbelen, Low German , Middle High German krappeln), frequentative of krabbōnan ‘to scratch, scrape’. More at crab.

  9. crawl(Verb)

    To swim using the crawl stroke.

    I think I'll crawl the next hundred metres.

    Etymology: crawlen, from krafla (cf. Danish kravle ‘to crawl, creep’, Swedish kravla), from krablōnan (cf. Dutch krabbelen, Low German , Middle High German krappeln), frequentative of krabbōnan ‘to scratch, scrape’. More at crab.

  10. crawl(Verb)

    To move over an area on hands and knees.

    The baby crawled the entire second floor.

    Etymology: crawlen, from krafla (cf. Danish kravle ‘to crawl, creep’, Swedish kravla), from krablōnan (cf. Dutch krabbelen, Low German , Middle High German krappeln), frequentative of krabbōnan ‘to scratch, scrape’. More at crab.

  11. crawl(Verb)

    To visit while becoming inebriated.

    They crawled the downtown bars.

    Etymology: crawlen, from krafla (cf. Danish kravle ‘to crawl, creep’, Swedish kravla), from krablōnan (cf. Dutch krabbelen, Low German , Middle High German krappeln), frequentative of krabbōnan ‘to scratch, scrape’. More at crab.

  12. crawl(Verb)

    To visit files or web sites in order to index them for searching.

    Yahoo Search has updated its Slurp Crawler to crawl web sites faster and more efficient.

    Etymology: crawlen, from krafla (cf. Danish kravle ‘to crawl, creep’, Swedish kravla), from krablōnan (cf. Dutch krabbelen, Low German , Middle High German krappeln), frequentative of krabbōnan ‘to scratch, scrape’. More at crab.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crawl(verb)

    to move slowly by drawing the body along the ground, as a worm; to move slowly on hands and knees; to creep

    Etymology: [Dan. kravle, or Icel. krafla, to paw, scrabble with the hands; akin to Sw. krla to crawl; cf. LG. krabbeln, D. krabbelen to scratch.]

  2. Crawl(verb)

    to move or advance in a feeble, slow, or timorous manner

    Etymology: [Dan. kravle, or Icel. krafla, to paw, scrabble with the hands; akin to Sw. krla to crawl; cf. LG. krabbeln, D. krabbelen to scratch.]

  3. Crawl(verb)

    to advance slowly and furtively; to insinuate one's self; to advance or gain influence by servile or obsequious conduct

    Etymology: [Dan. kravle, or Icel. krafla, to paw, scrabble with the hands; akin to Sw. krla to crawl; cf. LG. krabbeln, D. krabbelen to scratch.]

  4. Crawl(verb)

    to have a sensation as of insect creeping over the body; as, the flesh crawls. See Creep, v. i., 7

    Etymology: [Dan. kravle, or Icel. krafla, to paw, scrabble with the hands; akin to Sw. krla to crawl; cf. LG. krabbeln, D. krabbelen to scratch.]

  5. Crawl(noun)

    the act or motion of crawling; slow motion, as of a creeping animal

    Etymology: [Dan. kravle, or Icel. krafla, to paw, scrabble with the hands; akin to Sw. krla to crawl; cf. LG. krabbeln, D. krabbelen to scratch.]

  6. Crawl(noun)

    a pen or inclosure of stakes and hurdles on the seacoast, for holding fish

    Etymology: [Dan. kravle, or Icel. krafla, to paw, scrabble with the hands; akin to Sw. krla to crawl; cf. LG. krabbeln, D. krabbelen to scratch.]

Freebase

  1. Crawl

    "Crawl" is the first single from New Zealand rock band Atlas released in 2007. It was featured on their debut album Reasons for Voyaging. It is one of the most successful New Zealand rock songs of the 21st century, staying atop the charts for seven weeks.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Crawl

    krawl, v.i. to move slowly along the ground, as a worm: to creep: to move feebly, stealthily, or sneakingly: to be covered with crawling things.—n. the act of crawling.—ns. Crawl′er, one who or that which crawls: a reptile; Crawl′ing.—adv. Crawl′y (coll.), with a creepy feeling. [Scand.; Ice. krafla, Dan. kravle; Ger. krabbeln, to creep.]

  2. Crawl

    krawl, n. a pen for keeping fish: a kraal.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. crawl

    A sort of pen, formed by a barrier of stakes and hurdles on the sea-coast, to contain fish or turtle. On the coast of Africa, a pen for slaves awaiting shipment.

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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'crawl' in Verbs Frequency: #1016

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How to say crawl in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crawl in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crawl in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of crawl in a Sentence

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Every king sleeps, but not every king wakes up as king! The snakes of the intrigue crawl around during the night! The cleverest king is the least sleeping king!

  2. Scott Petry:

    Cloud browsers are now something any organization concerned with online security must consider, attacks that come in from nation states or any other bad actor typically exploit interfaces in the local system-a bit of code or a cookie will find its way into a browser and crawl its way across the network from there.

  3. Haros Jr.:

    The traders used to treat her like an office mother, until she couldnt physically walk or crawl, she was going to work.

  4. Austin Rivers:

    Were literally trying to do real work on making the team better and every day I have to learn about a new media rock that has been turned over and they crawl out and tweet something and Im supposed to react. The The Rockets official wasnt the only one confused over the rumor. Paul The Rockets official wasnt responded to the story in an Instagram comment, saying : Damn ! Thats news to me.

  5. Potter Steve Harrison:

    The day before I had actually built myself a small kiln down the back — a coffin-sized kiln — just big enough for me to crawl inside, i could have (died) if I hadn't thought about plan B. In that little kiln enclosure I made, I had a fire extinguisher, a bucket of water, a drinking water bottle and a fire blanket.

Images & Illustrations of crawl

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Translations for crawl

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  • دب, زحف, يزحفArabic
  • iməkləməkAzerbaijani
  • поўзаць, паўзціBelarusian
  • пълзя, угоднича, гъмжа, лазя, влача, плувам кроул, пълзене, кроулBulgarian
  • arrossegar-se, gatejarCatalan, Valencian
  • plazit, léztCzech
  • kravle, krybe, crawlDanish
  • wimmeln, krabbeln, kriechen, kraulen, Schneckentempo, KraulGerman
  • taEwe
  • έρπω, κάνω κρόουλ, μπουσουλάω, κρόουλGreek
  • rampiEsperanto
  • rampar, gatear, estar cuajado, avanzar a paso de tortuga, arrastrar, estar de cuajado, arrastrarse, reptar, humillarse, humillarse ante, crol, estilo crol, crawlSpanish
  • خزیدنPersian
  • madella, saada, ryömiä, kontata, väre, läpi, vilistä, kylmä, kroolata, indeksoida, konttaus, ryömintä, matelu, krooliFinnish
  • grulva, krovlFaroese
  • avancer au pas, s'aplatir devant, grouiller de, grouiller, ramper, s'aplatir, avoir la chair de poule, faire le crawlFrench
  • krûpeWestern Frisian
  • èalaidh, snàigScottish Gaelic
  • זחל, הזדחלHebrew
  • घिसटनाHindi
  • mászik, vánszorog, kúszik, hemzsegHungarian
  • սողալArmenian
  • skríða, skriðsundIcelandic
  • nuotare a crawl, strisciare, brulicare, crawlItalian
  • 這う, クロールJapanese
  • ბობღვა, ცოცვა, ხოხვაGeorgian
  • លូនKhmer
  • 기어가다Korean
  • rēpōLatin
  • ຄານLao
  • rāpotLatvian
  • ползиMacedonian
  • rangkak, gaya rangkakMalay
  • တွားBurmese
  • kruipenDutch
  • krypeNorwegian
  • pełzać, pełznąćPolish
  • rastejar, engatinhar, crawlPortuguese
  • târîRomanian
  • ползти́, по́лзать, попо́лзать, уго́дничать, пресмыка́ться, кише́ть, [[мурашка, лебезии́ь, заи́скивать, поползти́, [[плыть]] [[кроль, ползание, крольRussian
  • пузати, пузити, puzati, puziti, плазити, plazitiSerbo-Croatian
  • plaziť, kraulSlovak
  • plazitiSlovene
  • krypa, kräla, crawlSwedish
  • வலம்Tamil
  • దేకు, పాకుTelugu
  • хазиданTajik
  • คลานThai
  • emeklemekTurkish
  • повзати, повзтиUkrainian
  • bò, trườnVietnamese
  • קריכןYiddish

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