crawl along


crawl along
creep, move slowly

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • crawl — crawl1 [kro:l US kro:l] v [Date: 1300 1400; : Old Norse; Origin: krafla] 1.) to move along on your hands and knees with your body close to the ground crawl along/across etc ▪ The baby crawled across the floor. 2.) if an insect crawls, it moves… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • crawl — crawl1 [krôl] vi. [ME craulen < ON krafla < Gmc base * krab , *kreb , to scratch (> Ger krabbeln): for IE base see CRAB1] 1. to move slowly by dragging the body along the ground, as a worm 2. to go on hands and knees; creep 3. to move or …   English World dictionary

  • Crawl Back In — Single by Dead by Sunrise from the album Out of Ashes Released 18 …   Wikipedia

  • crawl — [v1] move very slowly clamber, creep, drag, drag oneself along, go on all fours, go on belly, grovel, hang back, inch, lag, loiter along, lollygag*, move at snail’s pace*, move on hands and knees, plod, poke, pull oneself along, scrabble, slide,… …   New thesaurus

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crawl — ► VERB 1) move forward on the hands and knees or by dragging the body close to the ground. 2) (of an insect or small animal) move slowly along a surface. 3) move unusually slowly. 4) (be crawling with) be unpleasantly covered or crowded with. 5)… …   English terms dictionary

  • crawl — crawl1 [ krɔl ] verb intransitive * 1. ) crawl across/along/through etc. to move along the ground on your hands and knees or with your body close to the ground: She crawled across the floor, her eyes stinging from the smoke. They crawled through… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • crawl´er — crawl1 «krl», verb, noun. –v.i. 1. to move slowly by pulling the body along the ground: »Worms and snakes crawl. 2. to creep on hands and knees: »A baby crawls before it walks. The boys crawled through a hole in the wall. 3. Figurative. to move… …   Useful english dictionary

  • crawl — 1 verb (I) 1 MOVE ON HANDS AND KNEES to move along on your hands and knees with your body close to the ground (+ along/across etc): She suddenly got down and crawled along behind the wall so that Carl wouldn t see her. | Is your baby crawling… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • crawl — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 very slow speed ADJECTIVE ▪ slow PREPOSITION ▪ at a crawl ▪ The traffic was moving at a slow crawl. VERB + CRAWL …   Collocations dictionary


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