- 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
- (intransitive) To creep; to move slowly on hands and knees, or by dragging the body along the ground
Etymology: Origin unknown; probably Scandinavian (compare Swedish kravla, Danish kravle)
- Clutching my wounded side, I crawled back to the trench.
- (intransitive) To move forward slowly, with frequent stops.
- The rush-hour traffic crawled around the bypass.
- (intransitive) To act in a servile manner
- Don't come crawling to me with your useless apologies!
- (intransitive) To teem; to be covered or swarming (with)
- ''The crime scene was crawling with police and reporters.
- (intransitive) To feel a swarming sensation
- ''The horrible sight made my skin .
- (intransitive) To swim using the crawl stroke
- I think I'll the next hundred metres.
- (transitive) To move over an area on hands and knees.
- The baby crawled the entire second floor.
- (intransitive) To visit while becoming inebriated
- They crawled the downtown bars.
- (transitive) To index files or web sites in order to make them available for search;
- Yahoo Search has updated its Slurp Crawler to crawl web sites faster and more efficient.
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