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crawl


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crawl  \Crawl\  (kr[add]l),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Crawled} 
  (kr[add]ld);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Crawling}.]  [Dan.  kravle  or 
  Icel.  krafla  to  paw,  scrabble  with  the  hands;  akin  to  Sw 
  kr[aum]la  to  crawl;  cf  LG  krabbeln  D.  krabbelen  to 
  scratch.] 
  1.  To  move  slowly  by  drawing  the  body  along  the  ground,  as  a 
  worm;  to  move  slowly  on  hands  and  knees;  to  creep. 
 
  A  worm  finds  what  it  searches  after  only  by  feeling, 
  as  it  crawls  from  one  thing  to  another.  --Grew. 
 
  2.  Hence  to  move  or  advance  in  a  feeble,  slow,  or  timorous 
  manner. 
 
  He  was  hardly  able  to  crawl  about  the  room 
  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  The  meanest  thing  that  crawl'd  beneath  my  eyes. 
  --Byron. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crawl  \Crawl\  (kr?l),  n. 
  The  act  or  motion  of  crawling;  slow  motion,  as  of  a  creeping 
  animal. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crawl  \Crawl\,  n.  [Cf.  {Kraal}.] 
  A  pen  or  inclosure  of  stakes  and  hurdles  on  the  seacoast,  for 
  holding  fish. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crawl 
  n  1:  a  very  slow  movement;  "the  traffic  advanced  at  a  crawl" 
  2:  a  swimming  stroke;  arms  are  moved  alternately  overhead 
  accompanied  by  a  flutter  kick  [syn:  {front  crawl},  {Australian 
  crawl}] 
  3:  a  slow  creeping  mode  of  locomotion  (on  hands  and  knees  or 
  dragging  the  body);  "a  crawl  was  all  that  the  injured  man 
  could  manage";  "the  traffic  moved  at  a  creep"  [syn:  {crawling}, 
  {creep},  {creeping}] 
  v  1:  move  slowly;  in  the  case  of  people  or  animals  with  the  body 
  near  the  ground;  "The  crocodile  was  crawling  along  the 
  riverbed"  [syn:  {creep}] 
  2:  feel  as  if  crawling  with  insects;  "My  skin  crawled--I  was 
  terrified" 
  3:  be  crawling  with  "The  old  cheese  was  crawling  with  maggots" 
  4:  show  submission  or  fear  [syn:  {fawn},  {creep},  {cringe},  {cower}, 
  {grovel}] 
  5:  swim  by  doing  the  crawl;  "European  children  learn  the  breast 
  stroke;  they  often  don't  know  how  to  crawl" 




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