CRAWL (verb) definition and synonyms | Macmillan Dictionary
1(crawl across/along/through etc. ) to move along the ground on your hands and knees or with your body close to the groundShe crawled across the floor, her eyes stinging from the crawled through the nonyms and related wordsTo walk, or to walk in a particular waywalkwanderstroll…
1awhen a baby crawls, it moves forward on its hands and kneesShe is just learning to nonyms and related wordsTo walk, or to walk in a particular waywalkwanderstroll…
2if a vehicle crawls, it moves forward very slowlyCars and trucks crawled along the main nonyms and related wordsTo move, or to move something, slowlycrawldawdlecreep…
2aif a person crawls somewhere, they move there very slowly or with difficultyI was so tired I just wanted to crawl into nonyms and related wordsTo move, or to move something, slowlycrawldawdlecreep…
2bif time crawls by, it seems to pass very slowlyThe weeks crawled by until we could meet nonyms and related wordsTo happen, or to pass by slowlycrawldrag bycreep up on…
3showing disapprovalto try extremely hard to please someone, in order to gain an advantage, in a way that makes other people not respect youcrawl to: The way you crawl to them makes me sick. I’d rather die than go crawling back to nonyms and related wordsTo try hard to please or impress someonetalk the talkcharmcourt…
4if an insect crawls, it moves forward using its legsAnts were crawling over the nonyms and related wordsInsect behavioralightbeatbe on the wing…
phrases make someone’s skin/flesh crawlphrasal verbscrawl with
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crawl – Dictionary Definition : Vocabulary.com
To crawl is to move slowly across the floor on your hands and knees. Before they learn to walk, most babies crawl.
You might crawl around looking for a lost earring, or watch a spider crawl across your ceiling. The slow, creeping movement itself is a crawl, too: “Traffic was moving at a crawl. ” When your dog has fleas, he crawls with them, and if something gives you a creepy, prickling sensation, it makes your skin crawl. Crawl probably comes from the Old Norse krafla, “to claw one’s way, ” which shares a root with crab.
Definitions of crawl
move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground
“The crocodile was
crawling along the riverbed”
a slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the body
crawl was all that the injured man could manage”
crawling, creep, creeping
a very slow movement
“the traffic advanced at a
feel as if crawling with insects
crawled–I was terrified”
show submission or fear
a swimming stroke; arms are moved alternately overhead accompanied by a flutter kick
swim by doing the crawl
“they often don’t know how to
“The old cheese was
crawling with maggots”
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Crawl Definition & Meaning | Dictionary.com
Top Definitions Quiz Related Content Examples British This shows grade level based on the word’s shows grade level based on the word’s (used without object)to move in a prone position with the body resting on or close to the ground, as a worm or caterpillar, or on the hands and knees, as a young child. (of plants or vines) to extend tendrils; move or progress slowly or laboriously: The line of cars crawled behind the slow-moving truck. The work just crawled until we got the new behave in a remorseful, abject, or cringing manner: Don’t come crawling back to me asking for be, or feel as if, overrun with crawling things: The hut crawled with lizards and insects. Ceramics. (of a glaze) to spread unevenly over the surface of a piece. (of paint) to raise or contract because of an imperfect bond with the underlying (used with object)to visit or frequent a series of (similar businesses, especially bars): to crawl the neighborhood Technology. to digitally survey (websites) using a computer program, as in order to index web pages for a search engine: Search engines are constantly crawling the mpare spider (def. 10). nounthe act of crawling; a slow, crawling visiting of a series of similar businesses, especially bars: a beer crawl; a museum crawl. a slow pace or rate of progress: Traffic slowed to a crawl. Swimming. a stroke in a prone position, characterized by alternate overarm movements combined with the flutter evision, Movies. titles that slowly move across a screen, providing information. QUIZARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE “BLUE” SYNONYMS? We could talk until we’re blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color “blue, ” but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you’re a whiz at these colorful terms. Question 1 of 8Which of the following words describes “sky blue”? Origin of crawl1First recorded in 1150–1200; Middle English crawlen, from Old Norse krafla; compare Danish kravle “to crawl, creep”synonym study for crawl1. Crawl, creep refer to methods of moving like reptiles or worms, or on all fours. They are frequently interchangeable, but crawl is used of a more prostrate movement than creep: A dog afraid of punishment crawls toward his master. Creep expresses slow progress: A child creeps before walking or WORDS FROM crawlcrawl·ing·ly, adverbWORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH crawlcraw, crawl Words nearby crawlcrawdad, crawdaddy, crawfish, Crawford, Crawfordsville, crawl, crawler, crawler lane, crawler track, Crawley, crawlingOther definitions for crawl (2 of 2)noun Chiefly South Atlantic enclosure in shallow water on the seacoast, as for confining fish, turtles, etc. : a crab of crawl21650–60; crawl Definitions and Synonyms present tensehe/she/itcrawlspresent participlecrawlingpast tensecrawledpast participlecrawled1 more row Crawl probably comes from the Old Norse krafla, “to claw one’s way,” which shares a root with crab. Definitions of crawl. to act or behave in a servile manner; fawn; cringe. to be or feel as if overrun by something unpleasant, esp crawling creaturesthe pile of refuse crawled with insects. (of insects, worms, snakes, etc) to move with the body close to the ground.
What is the past tense of crawl?
What is the root word for crawled?
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crawl Definitions and Synonyms present tensehe/she/itcrawlspresent participlecrawlingpast tensecrawledpast participlecrawled1 more row
Crawl probably comes from the Old Norse krafla, “to claw one’s way,” which shares a root with crab. Definitions of crawl.
to act or behave in a servile manner; fawn; cringe. to be or feel as if overrun by something unpleasant, esp crawling creaturesthe pile of refuse crawled with insects. (of insects, worms, snakes, etc) to move with the body close to the ground.