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Definition of Crawl
Verb: crawl krol
- 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"
- Show submission or fear
- fawn, creep, cringe, cower, grovel
- (water sport) swim by doing the crawl
"European children learn the breast stroke; they often don't know how to crawl"
- (computing) index linked files or web sites, e.g. so they can later be searched
- A very slow movement
"the traffic advanced at a crawl"
- A swimming stroke; arms are moved alternately overhead accompanied by a flutter kick
- front crawl, Australian crawl
- A slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the body
"a crawl was all that the injured man could manage";
- crawling, creep, creeping
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