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Noun: crawling  kro-ling
  1. A slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the body
    - crawl, creep, creeping
Verb: crawl  krol
  1. Move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground
    "The crocodile was crawling along the riverbed";
    - creep
  2. Feel as if crawling with insects
    "My skin crawled--I was terrified"
  3. Be full of
    "The old cheese was crawling with maggots"
  4. Show submission or fear
    - fawn, cringe, cower, grovel
  5. (water sport) swim by doing the crawl
    "European children learn the breast stroke; they often don't know how to crawl"
  6. (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