a very slow movement
"the traffic advanced at a crawl"
crawl, front crawl, Australian crawl(noun)
a swimming stroke; arms are moved alternately overhead accompanied by a flutter kick
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"
move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground
"The crocodile was crawling along the riverbed"
feel as if crawling with insects
"My skin crawled--I was terrified"
be full of
"The old cheese was crawling with maggots"
fawn, crawl, creep, cringe, cower, grovel(verb)
show submission or fear
swim by doing the crawl
"European children learn the breast stroke; they often don't know how to crawl"
The act of moving slowly on hands and knees etc, or with frequent stops
A rapid swimming stroke with alternate overarm strokes and a fluttering kick
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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.
To move forward slowly, with frequent stops.
The rush-hour traffic crawled around the bypass.
To act in a servile manner.
Don't come crawling to me with your useless apologies!
See crawl with.
To feel a swarming sensation.
The horrible sight made my skin crawl.
To swim using the crawl stroke.
I think I'll crawl the next hundred metres.
To move over an area on hands and knees.
The baby crawled the entire second floor.
To visit while becoming inebriated.
They crawled the downtown bars.
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.
Origin: 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.
to move slowly by drawing the body along the ground, as a worm; to move slowly on hands and knees; to creep
to move or advance in a feeble, slow, or timorous manner
to advance slowly and furtively; to insinuate one's self; to advance or gain influence by servile or obsequious conduct
to have a sensation as of insect creeping over the body; as, the flesh crawls. See Creep, v. i., 7
the act or motion of crawling; slow motion, as of a creeping animal
a pen or inclosure of stakes and hurdles on the seacoast, for holding fish
Origin: [Dan. kravle, or Icel. krafla, to paw, scrabble with the hands; akin to Sw. krla to crawl; cf. LG. krabbeln, D. krabbelen to scratch.]
"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
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.]
krawl, n. a pen for keeping fish: a kraal.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
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
Rank popularity for the word 'crawl' in Verbs Frequency: #1016
The numerical value of crawl in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of crawl in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of crawl in a Sentence
You need to learn to crawl before you try to walk.
Love makes your soul crawl out of it's hiding place
An eagle does not crawl because it was born to fly.
One has to crawl like a caterpillar before flying like a butterfly.
I wouldn't work at a scumbag place like this. Makes my skin crawl even being here.
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- دب, زحف, يزحفArabic
- 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
- έρπω, κάνω κρόουλ, μπουσουλάω, κρόουλGreek
- rampar, gatear, estar cuajado, avanzar a paso de tortuga, arrastrar, estar de cuajado, arrastrarse, reptar, humillarse, humillarse ante, crol, estilo crol, crawlSpanish
- 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
- mászik, vánszorog, kúszik, hemzsegHungarian
- skríða, skriðsundIcelandic
- nuotare a crawl, strisciare, brulicare, crawlItalian
- 這う, クロールJapanese
- ბობღვა, ცოცვა, ხოხვაGeorgian
- rangkak, gaya rangkakMalay
- pełzać, pełznąćPolish
- rastejar, engatinhar, crawlPortuguese
- ползти́, по́лзать, попо́лзать, уго́дничать, пресмыка́ться, кише́ть, [[мурашка, лебезии́ь, заи́скивать, поползти́, [[плыть]] [[кроль, ползание, крольRussian
- пузати, пузити, puzati, puziti, плазити, plazitiSerbo-Croatian
- plaziť, kraulSlovak
- krypa, kräla, crawlSwedish
- దేకు, పాకుTelugu
- повзати, повзтиUkrainian
- bò, trườnVietnamese
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