Meaning of 'crawl'

Find the meaning of the word ‘crawl’

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Meaning of ‘crawl’

8 definitions found.



a slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the body

Example: "A crawl was all that the injured climber could manage after their fall."

Synonyms: crawling creep creeping


a very slow movement

Example: "the traffic advanced at a crawl"


a swimming stroke

Synonyms: breaststroke front crawl


to move slowly

Synonyms: creep


to swim by doing the crawl


to show submission or fear

Synonyms: creep fawn cringe cower grovel


to be full of

Example: "The old cheese was crawling with maggots."


to feel as if crawling with insects

Example: "My skin crawled--I was terrified"

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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