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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
crawl (verb)
intransitive verb
1.
to move slowly in a prone position without or as if without the use of limbs - the snake crawled into its hole
2.
to move or progress slowly or laboriously - traffic crawls along at 10 miles an hour
3.
to advance by guile or servility - crawling into favor by toadying to his boss
4.
to spread by extending stems or tendrils - a crawling vine
5.
a) to be alive or swarming with or as if with creeping things - a kitchen crawling with ants
b) to have the sensation of insects creeping over one - the story made her flesh crawl
6.
transitive verb
to fail to stay evenly spread - used of paint, varnish, or glaze
1.
to move upon in or as if in a creeping manner - all the creatures that crawl the earth
2.
to reprove harshly - they got no good right to crawl me for what I wrote Marjorie K. Rawlings
crawl (noun)
1.
a) the act or action of - crawling
b) slow or laborious progress
c) chiefly British a going from one pub to another
2.
a fast swimming stroke executed in a prone position with alternating overarm strokes and a flutter kick
3.
lettering that moves vertically or horizontally across a television or motion-picture screen to give information (as performer credits or news bulletins)
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
crawl (verb)
1.
to move slowly with the body close to the ground
SYNONIMS:
belly, creep, grovel, slide, slither, snake, worm, wriggle
RELATED WORDS:
crouch, squat; edge, inch, nose; skulk, sneak, steal, tiptoe
crawl (verb)
2.
to move slowly
SYNONIMS:
creak (along), creep, drag, inch, limp, nose, ooze, plod, poke, slouch, snail
RELATED WORDS:
lumber, shamble, shuffle, tramp, trudge
NEAR ANTONYMS:
float, glide, sail; hurry, tear
fly, race, speed, whiz ( whizz), zip
crawl (verb)
3.
to move or act slowly
SYNONIMS:
crawl, creep, dally, dawdle, diddle, dillydally, drag, lag, linger, loiter, lollygag ( lallygag), mope, poke, shilly-shally, tarry
RELATED WORDS:
fiddle (around), fool around, mess around, monkey (around), play, potter (around), putter (around), trifle; hang (around out), idle, loaf, loll, lounge; amble, ease, inch, lumber, plod, saunter, shuffle, stagger, stroll; decelerate, slow (down up); filibuster, procrastinate, stall, temporize
NEAR ANTONYMS:
bowl, breeze, dart, hump, hurtle, hustle, scramble, stampede; gallop, jog, run, sprint, trot; accelerate, quicken, speed (up); catch up, fast-forward, outpace, outrun, outstrip, overtake
barrel, bolt, career, course, dash, fly, hasten, hotfoot (it), hurry, race, rip, rocket, run, rush, scoot, scud, scurry, speed, tear, whirl, whisk, whiz ( whizz), zip
crawl (verb)
4.
to be copiously supplied
SYNONIMS:
brim, bristle, bulge, burst, bustle, buzz, crawl, hum, overflow, pullulate, swarm, teem
NEAR ANTONYMS:
lack, need, want
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