Noun: crawling kro-ling
Verb: crawl krol
- A slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the body
- crawl, creep, creeping
- Move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground
"The crocodile was crawling along the riverbed";
- Feel as if crawling with insects
"My skin crawled--I was terrified"
- Be full of
"The old cheese was crawling with maggots"
- Show submission or fear
- fawn, creep, cringe, cower, grovel
- (water sport) swim by doing the crawl
"European children learn the breast stroke; they often don't know how to crawl"
- (computing) index linked files or web sites, e.g. so they can later be searched
Derived forms: crawlings
Type of: bend, feel, flex, go, locomote, locomotion, move, pullulate, swarm, swim, teem, travel
Encyclopedia: Crawling Crawl