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  1. [noun] a very slow movement; "the traffic advanced at a crawl"

  2. [noun] a swimming stroke; arms are moved alternately overhead accompanied by a flutter kick
    Synonyms: front Australian

  3. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: ing, creep, creeping

  4. [verb] move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground; "The crocodile was crawling along the riverbed"
    Synonyms: creep

  5. [verb] feel as if crawling with insects; "My skin crawled

  6. [verb] be crawling with; "The old cheese was crawling with maggots"

  7. [verb] show submission or fear
    Synonyms: fawn, creep, cringe, cower, grovel

  8. [verb] swim by doing the crawl; "European children learn the breast stroke; they often don't know how to crawl"


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