Crawl Meaning and Definition


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What is the definition Crawl? What is its meaning in the dictionary? Related sentences, Example sentences, How to pronounce? Synonyms, Words starting with Crawl, Antonyms, Derivations, Words ending with Crawl and more...

Crawl meaning

Word: Crawl

How to pronounce: krɔːl

Verb

Definitions:

1. (of a person) move forward on the hands and knees or by dragging the body close to the ground.

Example sentences: "They crawled out from under the table"

2. Behave obsequiously or ingratiatingly in the hope of gaining someone's favor.

3. Be covered or crowded with insects or people, to an extent that is disgusting or objectionable.

Example sentences: "The place was crawling with soldiers"

4. (of a program) systematically visit (a number of web pages) in order to create an index of data.

Example sentences: "Its automated software robots crawl websites, grabbing copies of pages to index"

Noun

Definitions:

1. An act of moving on one's hands and knees or dragging one's body along the ground.

Example sentences: "They began the crawl back to their own lines"

2. A swimming stroke involving alternate overarm movements and rapid kicks of the legs.

Example sentences: "She could do the crawl and so many other strokes"

3. A strip or band running across the bottom of a computer or television screen, within which news headlines, public service announcements, and advertisements are continuously scrolled.


Synonyms:

creep

snake

worm

creep up

creep along

drag

climb

slide

creep away

slither

creeping

grovel

cringe

front crawl

fawn

snail


Derivations:

crawling

crawled

crawly

crawler

craw


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Crawl in Other Languages...

Spanish: Rastrear

German: Kriechen

French: Ramper

Italian: Strisciare

Turkish: Sürünmek


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