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noun 
  1. The act of moving slowly on hands and knees etc, or with frequent stops
  2. A rapid swimming stroke with alternate overarm strokes and a fluttering kick
verb 
  1. (intransitive) To creep; to move slowly on hands and knees, or by dragging the body along the ground
Clutching my wounded side, I crawled back to the trench.
  1. (intransitive) To move forward slowly, with frequent stops.
The rush-hour traffic crawled around the bypass.
  1. (intransitive) To act in a servile manner
Don't come crawling to me with your useless apologies!
  1. (intransitive) To teem; to be covered or swarming (with)
''The crime scene was crawling with police and reporters.
  1. (intransitive) To feel a swarming sensation
''The horrible sight made my skin .
  1. (intransitive) To swim using the crawl stroke
I think I'll the next hundred metres.
  1. (transitive) To move over an area on hands and knees.
The baby crawled the entire second floor.
  1. (intransitive) To visit while becoming inebriated
They crawled the downtown bars.
  1. (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.
Etymology: Origin unknown; probably Scandinavian (compare Swedish kravla, Danish kravle)


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