Crawl

Definition of Crawl

Pronunciation: kr?l
v. i.1.To move slowly by drawing the body along the ground, as a worm; to move slowly on hands and knees; to creep.
[imp. & p. p. Crawled (krạld); p. pr. & vb. n. Crawling.]
A worm finds what it searches after only by feeling, as it crawls from one thing to another.
- Grew.
2.to move or advance in a feeble, slow, or timorous manner.
He was hardly able to crawl about the room.
- Arbuthnot.
The meanest thing that crawl'd beneath my eyes.
- Byron.
3.To advance slowly and furtively; to insinuate one's self; to advance or gain influence by servile or obsequious conduct.
Secretly crawling up the battered walls.
- Knolles.
Hath crawled into the favor of the king.
- Shak.
Absurd opinions crawl about the world.
- South.
4.To have a sensation as of insect creeping over the body; as, the flesh crawls. See Creep, v. i., 7.
n.1.The act or motion of crawling; slow motion, as of a creeping animal.
1.A pen or inclosure of stakes and hurdles on the seacoast, for holding fish.

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