- [noun] a very slow movement; "the traffic advanced at a crawl"
- [noun] a swimming stroke; arms are moved alternately overhead accompanied by a flutter kick
Synonyms: front Australian
- [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
- [verb] move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground; "The crocodile was crawling along the riverbed"
- [verb] feel as if crawling with insects; "My skin crawled
- [verb] be crawling with; "The old cheese was crawling with maggots"
- [verb] show submission or fear
Synonyms: fawn, creep, cringe, cower, grovel
- [verb] swim by doing the crawl; "European children learn the breast stroke; they often don't know how to crawl"