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  Definition of Crawl
  1. a slow creeping 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"
  2. a very slow movement; "the traffic advanced at a crawl"
  3. a swimming stroke; arms are moved alternately overhead accompanied by a flutter kick
  4. move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground; "The crocodile was crawling along the riverbed"
  5. swim by doing the crawl; "European children learn the breast stroke; they often don''t know how to crawl"
  6. show submission or fear
  7. be crawling with; "The old cheese was crawling with maggots"
  8. feel as if crawling with insects; "My skin crawled--I was terrified"
Similar Words: crawling, creep, creeping, front crawl, Australian crawl, fawn, cringe, cower, grovel

 

Hyponyms: formicate

 

Derivational Morphology: creep, crawling, creeping, crawler, creeper, earthworm, angleworm, fishworm, fishing worm, wiggler, nightwalker, nightcrawler, dew worm, red worm, front crawl, Australian crawl, apple polisher, bootlicker, fawner, groveller, groveler, truckler, ass-kisser, coward, sycophant, toady, lackey

 

 
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